Manchester United manager David Moyes is certain that his side will be able to bring in some new players before the end of the transfer window.
The Premier League champions have missed out on the likes of Thiago Alcantara and Kevin Strootman already this summer, and look likely to be disappointed in their pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
"Ideally, you would get your signings done early. It is better if you can do that," Moyes told PA. "But for different reasons, it has not been possible to get them done. But I am confident we will get them done.
"Manchester United are more than happy to compete with all of the teams. There has been a change in the dynamic because of Paris St-Germain coming on the scene recently. That has altered things. But Manchester United will always compete.
"One thing it has got is the history. It has got the name. It has got the success. Players do want to be connected to that and one day say they have played for Manchester United. That is a big pull for any player."
Moyes will take charge of his first competitive game as United manager on August 11 when they face Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield.