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David Moyes insists Manchester United will have no problem attracting big-name players despite the absence of Champions League football at Old Trafford next season.
Heavily criticised for his slowness to act in the transfer market on taking over the managerial reins from Sir Alex Ferguson last summer, the under-pressure Scot knows he needs to get his recruitment right in a bid to restore the fortunes of the Red Devils.
And he admits that talks with several targets are already underway as he looks to put this season’s disappointing maiden campaign behind him and mould the team as his own.
United bowed out at the quarter-final stage of the Champions League on Wednesday night after a 3-1 second-leg defeat to tournament favourites Bayern Munich, and are out of the running to claim one of the top four spots in the Premier League.
“The club has never had any problem [attracting players]. They’ve always been looking to spend the right money on the right players if they’re available,” Moyes told Sky Sports News.
“It has nothing to do with Champions League football and any players we’ve sort of quietly discussed with are more than happy to join Manchester United.
“The ones who we quietly have had a word in their ear have all been keen to come because they know it’s short thing [not being in the Champions League]. It’s not a long thing and they’re all very keen to join such a great club.”
United are currently seventh in the Premier League table, seven points away from the Champions League positions with five matches remaining.