Sir Alex Ferguson expects quiet transfer window for Man United

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admits it will be difficult to bring in new players in the January transfer window

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Sir Alex Ferguson's side are three points behind league leaders Manchester CIty Photo: The Sport Review

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Sir Alex Ferguson admits it is highly unlikely that Manchester United will bring in any reinforcements in January, despite the Red Devils’ mounting injury problems.

United, who take on fierce rivals and league leaders Manchester City in the FA Cup third round on Sunday, have been linked with a number of players recently, with Chelsea’s Frank Lampard the latest name to be touted as a possible transfer target for Ferguson.

However, the 70-year-old manager quickly dismissed that speculation and insisted he is unlikely to bring in any new faces in January because the players he is interested in are not available.

“What can you get in January?” Ferguson told a news conference on Friday. “I have said this all the time. The players who are available that we would like, we won’t get. What do you do? Do you take a second rate player? No, of course you don’t.

“The injury situation has accelerated a lot of our fans into saying we will have to get someone. I would rather stick with the ones I have got than bring someone in who ends up not having a game anyway because they are not good enough.”

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