Date: 22nd December 2009 at 12:30am
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Fergie ruled out any chance of entering the transfer market to ease the current injury crisis in defence which threatens to derail our entire season.

‘That has not come onto the agenda,’ he said.

‘We hope that Wes Brown will be back in a week or 10 days’ time, Rio Ferdinand is improving, Gary Neville is getting there and Rafael Da Silva has now started training.

‘We are not so bad and we are not looking at signing players.’


No surprises there: after all, this nightmare of a situation should be over by the time any new defender settles in – remember how long it took for Vidic and Evra to come to terms with the demands of the English game?

By the way, most sites and papers interpreted Fergie’s comments as suggesting we will not buy ANYONE in January. He did not say that: he replied to a question relating to the current injury crisis and confirmed that he would not address the situation by buying any new player. That does not necessarily mean that no strikers or midfielders will arrive.

I’m almost certain that they won’t, of course, but that’s another matter.