Manchester United eye further transfer dealings

Ferguson plotting new era at Manchester UnitedManchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that he wants to add another one or two players to his squad before the start of the 2012-13 season.

The Red Devils have already signed Nick Powell from Crewe and Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund this summer, but are eager to add more quality before the season starts.

“We could possibly bring one, maybe two, more in,” the legendary Scottish coach stated at a press conference covered by Sky Sports.

“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 Gradiwould help us do the deal quickly,” he confessed.

Meanwhile Ferguson is pleased with his two additions and feels that they could have a big impact at Old Trafford this campaign.

“I asked Dario if Nick could be a central midfielder. Dario thinks that’s his position and Nick does too so we’re all in accord. We hope he’ll be a central midfield player and that’s where we’ll develop him.

“Kagawa will play further forward [than Powell]. We shouldn’t be looking at one player changing the way we play but he could make a difference,” said Ferguson.

“He can give us that extra in the final third of the field. If his goalscoring record continues he could be a very good player for us,” the manager concluded.

By Gareth McKnight