"If you look at their budget, they have to finish high," Louis van Gaal teased Manchester United supporters on Monday night.
David Moyes was so diplomatic when he arrived at United he barely sold anyone. Anderson wasn't farmed out on loan until January, players that were never good enough, such as Ashley Young and Tom Cleverley, were granted more lives than a cat and others were just too comfortable in an uncompetitive squad. A cull is required.
As well as selling, Van Gaal will be buying. Moyes, nicknamed "Dithering" at Everton, struggled to even do that last summer and when he did he shelled out £27.5 million on Marouane Fellaini on deadline day.
United need at least six players if they are to challenge for the title next season, and the authoritative Van Gaal is likely to make the most of the £150m-£200m available to him.
Here are 10 possible targets...