Alex Ferguson rules out further signings
MANCHESTER - Agence France-Presse
Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson looks insists that there will be no more incoming players to the club. AP photoAlex Ferguson has ruled out any more summer signings at Manchester United and insists time is running out for any player looking to leave.
Ferguson unveiled Dutch defender Alexander Buttner at his Friday news conference, with the former Vitesse player having completed his move to United on Tuesday.
He follows Shinji Kagawa, Robin van Persie and Nick Powell to Old Trafford while Chilean teenager Angelo Henriquez also completed a move to United this week.
But Ferguson insists that there will be no more incoming players despite rumored interest in Mexico’s Hector Herrera.
And time is also running out for Dimitar Berbatov, who is trying to seal a move away following the arrival of Robin van Persie.
“We definitely won’t be buying anyone else, that’s for sure,” Ferguson told reporters. “There’s no movement I can tell you about. There’s only a few days left to the deadline and it will all pass quickly, I imagine.”
Van Persie made his debut in United’s 1-0 defeat to Everton on Monday night as a late substitute but Ferguson has revealed the Dutchman could start when United face Fulham at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The United boss admitted he would prefer the former Arsenal striker to have more games -- but is ready to give him a start.
“He’s had a few days training since Monday,” Ferguson said. “In an ideal world he would be better with two or three games under his belt but it’s a home game and there’s every chance he could start.”
Ferguson also revealed that Buttner will provide the right competition for Patrice Evra, as the Frenchman has been playing too much in recent seasons. “It gives us that back up as you said we have defensive injuries at the moment,” he added.