Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal looks like he is already planning for life in the Europa League as he claimed that the club cannot still attract big players even without Champions League football.
The Red Devils are not having the best of seasons so far and currently sit fifth on the Premier League log battling for a top four finish with seven more games to go.
The Dutchman who is under huge pressure revealed that the Old Trafford team are willing to spend big in the summer to revamp their squad for next season.
“Playing in the Champions League is very important for players,” he said.
“But I also think that Manchester United are big enough to attract top players.
“Qualifying for the Champions League would help me when I am speaking to players in the summer. It always helps.
“But I want to stress that Manchester United are such a big club, and our salaries are so good here, that a of players will come here even if we don’t qualify for the Champions League.”
Louis van Gaal is still hopeful of finishing very high on the table as he feels that both Manchester City City and third-placed Arsenal are within reach.
“If Manchester City win all their games then we cannot close the gap – and the same is true with Arsenal,” the 64-year-old added.
“Those teams have to lose before we can catch them, but it is definitely possible. But first we have to beat Tottenham and that is difficult.
“But can we beat them? Yes, we are able to do that because we have beaten the other top team in this league.”
Manchester United play second-placed Tottenham Hotspurs this afternoon at White Hart Lane.