Sir Alex Ferguson hints at ‘one or two’ more signings for Man United
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson hints there could be "one or two" more new faces arriving at Old Trafford this summer
Sir Alex Ferguson has hinted that Manchester United could still sign a further “one or two” players this summer.
The Red Devils have already moved swiftly to bring in Nick Powell and Shinji Kagawa in this transfer window but United are still being linked with a host of other players, including wantaway Arsenal striker Robin van Persie.
And the United boss says there are always bound to be delays in securing deals following the conclusion of a major international tournament.
“We could possibly bring one or two more in,” said Ferguson on Thursday. “When there’s a major international tournament on there’s a delay in the transfer market. But now the European championships are over we’re trying to bring someone in.
“We’ve always done well in terms of getting players at the end of season, instead of waiting all summer. In Kagawa’s case, there was a fair bit of negotiating and that kept going for weeks. As for Powell, we knew Dario Gradi [Crewe Alexandra director of football] would help us do the deal quickly.”
Meanwhile, United new boy Kagawa says he is relishing the “greatest challenge” of his career after the playmaker sealed a transfer to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund this summer.
“I’m happy to be here and every day I’ll take the chance to improve myself and move further up,” said Kagawa. “It’s definitely the greatest challenge of my career and I hope to learn and improve every day.
“I’ve always said I have to improve my playing qualities; now I’ve been here a bit I can really feel the difference. It’s a top level club and environment, and when the other internationals join us it will be even better.
“I definitely feel the attention of the media globally now. I’m a member of a great club at Manchester United. I think I can handle the pressure and am pretty confident I can adapt to the style of the Premier League.
“Everything here shows me it’s a really big club and it’s a great honour to play here. I want to really contribute by achieving concrete results.”