Fergie rules out major changes at Old Trafford
By Football Talk.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he won’t be splashing the cash the summer and is likely to be making just one more signing ahead of next season. United have already tied up deals for Javier Hernandez and Chris Smalling, but Fergie has revealed that difficult transfer market conditions will mean it will be a quiet summer at Old Trafford.
“In the market today it’s very, very difficult and the structure of our squad is good in terms of ages, the balance, the numbers and there’s a lot of good young players.
“Sometimes you have to trust in all the development of the last few years and I’m going to stick with that, or most of it.
“There may be one signing and maybe we’d like to get a good player to the club, of course, but it’s not easy in the present day climate.
“I’ve nothing definite to tell you because we’re still assessing whoever’s available and the difficulties in terms of who you’d bring in.”
Manchester United have been linked with a whole host of strikers in recent weeks amid rumours that Ferguson will look to replace Dimitar Berbatov and buy a goalscorer to share the burden with Wayne Rooney. However, United chief executive David Gill points out that the new premier league squad quota will be taken into account as the Red Devils weigh up any squad additions.
“Hernandez and Smalling are signings we’ve already made and the other point to bear in mind is that the Premier League is bringing in squad limits next year of 25, which we clearly operate in European competitions, but is now coming to the Premier League.
“There will be unlimited under-21s and other rules and we’ll be taking all that into consideration.”
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