Tuesday, 20th May, 2014

Former Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd believes that Manchester United will spend between £50m and £60m this summer and feels his old club must splash between £30m and £40m on new players.

Manchester United slumped to a seventh place finish in the Premier League this season, while Newcastle struggled from January onwards, picking up just 12 points from 15 games, leading to a finish of tenth.

Shepherd believes that both clubs need to splash the cash in the summer transfer window as they aim to make sure 2014/15 is an improvement on the previous campaign.

Speaking about Newcastle, Shepherd told the BBC: "They need to spend as much as possible.


"You can never have enough money. When I was chairman we spent £300m and got into Europe and went to Wembley but we didn't win anything."

And the former Magpies chairman gave his view on how much his old club and Manchester United will spend.

"Manchester United will spend £50-60m this summer, we really need to spend as much as £30-40m to bring in a couple of good strikers and a couple of good defenders."

Newcastle have backed Alan Pardew to continue as manager, despite the club's second half of the season slump and unhappiness with the former West Ham boss amongst supporters.

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