We”re fine! Fergie insists Man United do not need to buy in January
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he does not intend to buy anyone in the January transfer window.
United have a mounting injury crisis – with nine first-teamers currently unavailable – but the Scotsman has insisted that he is happy with his squad.
Ferguson did admit that if a top player became available he may be tempted, but he wrote in his Boxing Day programme notes: “I am perfectly happy with the strength of our squad in terms of depth, quality and age range.
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“I will not be swayed by endless tweets and blogs urging the club to get busy in the transfer market next month.”
Phil Jones is set to feature against Wigan on Boxing Day despite a jaw injury, but Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Ashley Young are among those currently injured.
But despite having used the January window to strengthen his squad in the past, Ferguson says it is highly unlikely he will do so in 2012.
He said: “As far as I am concerned I am marching perfectly in step, true to my beliefs and principles.
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“While recruiting some of the world”s leading players can lift you into contention for honours, it doesn”t necessarily take you all the way, as I hope we will be able to demonstrate before the end of the season as other factors come into play.
“You can never say never in football, of course, because fortunes can fluctuate wildly – that”s the football world.
“If a really top-class player became available, then we would go for him, or if we picked up any further serious injuries, it might be important to add to our squad.”