English Premiership

Fergie satisfied with depth

2012-12-29 16:46
Alex Ferguson (AFP)

Manchester - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson does not expect to make any major signings during the January transfer window after expressing his satisfaction with the strength of the current squad.

The English Premier League leaders have been linked in the media with Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder among other while a recently leaky backline has led to speculation about defensive reinforcements.

"Don't hold your breath waiting for Manchester United to jump through the transfer window when it opens next week," Ferguson wrote in the programme notes for Saturday's home league game with West Bromwich Albion.

"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."

Ferguson brought in Dutch striker Robin van Persie, a player he is now comparing to United great Eric Cantona, and Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa in the last transfer window.

"You can never say never in football because you don't know who might become available but, speaking generally, I am not looking to do any serious transfer business in January," he added.

"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."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 29 April 2017
Stoke City v West Ham United, Britannia Stadium 16:00
Southampton v Hull City, St. Mary's Stadium 16:00
Sunderland v AFC Bournemouth, Stadium of Light 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City, The Hawthorns 16:00
Crystal Palace v Burnley, Selhurst Park 18:30
Sunday, 30 April 2017
Manchester United v Swansea City, Old Trafford 13:00
Everton v Chelsea, Goodison Park 15:05
Middlesbrough v Manchester City, Riverside Stadium 15:05
Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal, White Hart Lane 17:30
Monday, 01 May 2017
Watford v Liverpool, Vicarage Road Stadium 21:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.