Ryan Giggs reveals transfer plans

With the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Sergio Ramos and Morgan Schneiderlin hotly linked with moves to Old Trafford this summer, Manchester United assistant manager, Ryan Giggs gave the latest updates on the club’s plans for this summer’s transfer windows.

After finishing fourth last season, the Red Devils are set to go on another spending spree in the transfer market and Giggs says that the club will only go for proven players this time around so that the team can compete for top honours next season.

“If there are players available who are winners, who are proven, then yeah, let’s go and get them,” the United assistant manager told The Sunday Times.

“And with any good team the spine is important. Midfield, striker, centre-backs, goalkeeper. I’m sure we’ll be looking to strengthen the spine all the way through.

“We obviously need to strengthen because we were fourth. We weren’t first, second or third. And the teams above us will strengthen, too. There’s the added challenge of the Champions League, and we need players that are going to improve us.

“But we’re not too far away. We had a great record last season in the big games and the problem was the consistency. We dropped points we shouldn’t have and got off to a bad start. We drew a lot of games away from home against teams we should have been beating.

“You tot up the games you think you should have won and think, ‘Yeah, we should have been much closer’ – but you have to go out and do it, and in the Premier League that’s not easy.”