Date: 3rd December 2007 at 1:21pm
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Sir Alex Ferguson dropped a strong hint that he will not be active in the January transfer window.

Andy Cole, Diego Forlan, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra – just a few select choices from Fergie’s reign who were bought in January but required a lot of time to find their feet. In Forlan’s case, he was sold before really catching fire!

It’s no real surprise that Fergie does not like the January window. Over the years he’s often been urged to buy in the winter yet usually he opted not to act. This will be the same this year, with the much-wanted new striker unlikely to arrive.

‘I think the squad is good enough,’ he told the Inside United magazine. ‘We do not always get great joy in January. It takes time for players to settle in.

‘Look at what happened with Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic.’


‘Maybe we are short of cover in the left-back area now Gabriel Heinze has left, but other than that, we are OK.’

With Silvestre to return sooner than expected and O’Shea always there to act as cover for Evra… I still think that we are lightweight in the striking department. A left-back and a striker would not be bad, I must admit. Yet I agree that the current squad is capable of winning anything and no drastic operations are required.