As is always the case after winning the title, attention now turns to the transfer market, especially as it has been widely leaked that Manchester United will be making some major changes to their squad for next season. Sir Alex has always maintained that you cannot stand still in football; if you lose the title, you need to buy in the next transfer window, if you win the title; you need to buy in the next transfer window.
There have been a number of rumours knocking about in the last few weeks, but now we know that Manchester United will be making a net spend of around £50m. Of course, that will entail some players leaving as well, so that figure is a net spend. The obvious candidates to leave are Nani and Anderson. Nani should be worth around the £15-20m mark depending upon who comes in for him and Anderson will be lucky to manage £10m. Even so, that will free up another £30m or so for the coffers. With Paul Scholes definitely retiring this time around, that will also free up a midfield spot and the wages he was earning.