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Is Manchester United Manager Right to Avoid January Sales?

Despite a reliance on Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney to create and score goals for the team, it appears that Sir Alex Ferguson is unlikely to sign many new players during the January transfer window. The Red Devils appeared particularly toothless without the star duo at the Reebok Stadium a week ago, losing 1-0 to a feisty Bolton Wanderers team. However, Fergie’s comments in the Manchester Evening News indicate he’s likely to stick with what he’s got:

“I think the squad is good enough,” Ferguson told Manchester United’s official magazine ‘Inside United’.

“We don’t always get great joy in January, I have to say.

“It takes time for players to settle in when they are midway through the season – look at what happened with Evra and Vidic when they arrived – so we are conscious of that. I think the squad is good enough.”

In fairness to the United manager, they managed to comfortably land last season’s Premier League title, despite a supposed lack of firepower in their ranks. Louis Saha’s input was severely limited due to injury, while Henrik Larsson only played a cameo role for the champions. Now that Ferguson has finally got his man in Carlos Tevez, he probably thinks they have more going for them up front, providing Rooney can finally enjoy an injury-free run of games in the team.