Sir Alex Ferguson: Man United working on ‘one or two’ more transfer deals
Sir Alex Ferguson reveals there could be "one or two" more arrivals at Manchester United over the course of the summer
Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Manchester United are working on “one or two” more signings after Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell sealed moves to Old Trafford this summer.
The 70-year-old’s side narrowly missed out on a record 20th top-flight title after Manchester City’s dramatic 3-2 victory over Queens Park Rangers on the final day of the season denied the Red Devils.
Ferguson has already strengthened his squad ahead of of the new season, with Japan international Kagawa arriving from Borussia Dortmund and highly-rated youngster Powell joining from Crewe Alexandra.
“We’re working on one or two things but there’s nothing really to tell you, to be honest,” Ferguson told United’s website.
“We always try to get our work done at the end of the season – we spent a good deal of time sorting the deal with Shinji and we’d agreed a deal with Nick Powell before the play-offs which was a good move by us because the boy had an outstanding final at Wembley.
“When you don’t get deals done immediately and you’re negotiating with a club over a long period, then you can’t expect to just snap your fingers and get it done.”
Sir Alex Ferguson fact-file
• Ferguson shot to prominence at Aberdeen by breaking the big Glasgow clubs’ 14-year stranglehold on the Scottish title in 1980.
• He claimed a first European title three years later when the Dons beat Real Madrid to lift the Uefa Cup Winners’ Cup – earning him the freedom of the City of Aberdeen.
• Ferguson replaced Ron Atkinson at Old Trafford in November 1986, and ended United’s 26-year wait for a league title in 1993. Has since added 11 more championships − including the Red Devils’ record 19th English crown in 2010-11 − to a domestic collection which includes five FA Cups and four League Cups.
• The 70-year-old guided United to Uefa Cup Winners’ Cup glory with victory against Barcelona in 1991, though his greatest achievements are the Champions League triumphs of 1999 and 2008.
• The Red Devils also reached the Champions League finals in 2009 and 2011, losing to Barça on each occasion.