As the January transfer window opens this morning, Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he has no plans to add to the Manchester United squad.
Not only that but goes on to say that his present squad is on a par with the best he has seen in his 26 years as United boss.
United go into today’s match away to Wigan Athletic seven points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League and are hoping to strive forward to a record 20th league title.
Ferguson, speaking in the United Review/WestBrom said:
“I am not looking to do any serious transfer business in January, I don’t have to because I am more than satisfied with the players I have in my squad, a group as good as any I have had in my time at Old Trafford.”
Looking back to the January transfer window last term, United didn’t do any significant business, but the coming out of retirement of Paul Scholes was one to remember.
Ferguson went on to say:
“Don’t hold your breath waiting for Manchester United to jump through the transfer window when it opens next week!
“If you believed everything you read in the media, we would have the biggest squad in Europe, not to mention becoming bankrupt!
“It’s been open season to link us with a stack of players, admittedly some very good ones, but it just isn’t going to happen.
“Clearly serious injuries can upset your plans and force you to go out for a replacement but, by and large, I think we are well covered to cope with the normal absence of players.”
Sir Alex also commented on the size of his squad and injuries:
“I always work on a 10% injury rate so that, on average, I expect that out of a group of 20 players we will be missing a couple”
“It gets tricky if you are hit by more in the same department. It was quite worrying for instance when we had so many defenders out of action earlier in the season, and I think it showed in one or two results.”