Following a busy summer in the transfer market so far, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out any signings in the near future.
The Red Devils boss has revealed that he doesn’t expect any signings ahead of the Community Shield match with rivals Manchester City on the 7th August 2011.
Ferguson said: “At this moment, I can’t see another addition. The type of player we might have been looking for is not available.”
Since the end of the last campaign, Manchester United have lost Edwin van der Sar and Paul Scholes to retirement and brought in Ashley Young, Phil Jones and David de Gea.
Reflecting on this transfer business, Ferguson said that he was ‘happy with the players I have got at this moment in time’.
The Scotsman has been heavily linked with a move for Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder of course, but Ferguson’s comments appear to distance himself from this.
You have to wonder whether this is because the move hasn’t quite worked out for Manchester United. He is surely the sort of player they would be interested in, but maybe they aren’t willing to pay the asking price.
Ferguson isn’t likely to be held to ransom over something like this after all and if he has to go into the start of the new Premier League season with the current crop, then so be it.
Elsewhere at Old Trafford, Blackpool are likely to ask the Premier League Champions whether they can take Daniel Drinkwater and Oliver Norwood on loan.
Ian Holloway would like the young midfielders to help him try and bring Blackpool back to the top flight at the first time of asking.
Ferguson will just need to decide whether he thinks it is best for the development of these two that they play Championship football for a season.