Manchester United are not planning an extravagant spend in the summer transfer market even if the Qatar takeover bid is successful, sources have told ESPN.

Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani made his offer to buy the club public on Friday with the promise to “return United to its former glories both on and off the pitch.”

Al Thani is ready to invest in the squad as soon as possible if his buy-out is successful but sources have told ESPN he would have to be restrained in the transfer market initially otherwise the club could be at risk of breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

United spent more than £200 million to bolster Erik ten Hag’s squad last summer but were restricted to three loan signings — Wout Weghorst, Marcel Sabitzer and Jack Butland — in the January window.