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Sir Alex Ferguson press conference - 24/08/12

Sir Alex Ferguson was present at Carrington Training Complex this morning for his weekly press conference ahead of the visit of Fulham to Old Trafford on Saturday.

The boss sat down in front of the worlds media after the 1-0 defeat away to Everton at the start of the week.

Alexander Büttner was also present at the press conference to be officially revealed as a Manchester United player, he will be wearing squad number 28.

Alexander Büttner, Manchester United
(C) John Peters, Manchester United

Below are the quotes courtesy of

Sir Alex Ferguson quotes:

“We definitely won’t be buying anyone else. There is no movement about anyone going the other way.” [On transfers]

“I went to see Fulham on Saturday. They played very well. They have a lot of experience in their team with six players over 30. But we’re at home and we need to make an impact quickly after Monday’s game.” [On Fulham]

“We’ve wanted Alex for a while now. He’s a quick full-back and a great addition to the squad. He’s come in to challenge for the left-back position.” [On Buttner]

“I need to call Bruce and Pallister! Phil Jones started training yesterday but tomorrow is too soon for him. [Regarding centre backs]

“Robin has had a few days training since Monday. It’s a home game, there’s every chance he could start. But we’re the same as Monday night injuries-wise. Alex will be involved tomorrow. He gives us that back up. Evra could actually play centre-back – he has done in the past.”

“Henriquez is on his way back to Manchester. He had to go back to Chile. He first came over when he was 15 and 16. We kept in close contact with him. When he got to 18 it was a matter of whether or not we left him for another year or decided to get him. But he had such a good summer that we decided to bring him in. I think he’ll be here on Sunday.”

“Shinji was fantastic on Monday. He’s a terrific professional. He has good balance, he’s two-footed. We’re really pleased with him. He’s doing very well.”


Alexander Büttner quotes:

“I feel good. It’s a dream to play for Manchester United. I know I can learn so much from the players here and I can’t wait to play with them. It’s a nice club and everyone has helped me settle in. I feel really pleased to be here.”

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