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Ferguson: We may bring one or two in

May 3, 2013
By ESPN staff

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has echoed the thoughts of Old Trafford executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who said he did not believe the champions needed to spend big in the summer.

Sir Alex Ferguson
PA PhotosFerguson is happy with United's strength in depth

Ferguson said United had young players coming through and already boasted “fantastic strength in depth”.

“We will maybe look at one or two bodies to come in,” he explained. “You have to remember we have a lot of young players we expect to improve. We have to take that into consideration.

“We also have to consider the ages of some players and protect that part. In the main, we know where we are. We are comfortable.”

He said United did not want to “end up with too many players and trying to keep them all happy”.

But he stressed he was confident that Old Trafford owners the Glazer family would provide the funds should he change his mind and decide a big summer signing was necessary - United have been linked with both Radamel Falcao and Robert Lewandowski.

“Any time we have asked for money from the owners, they have delivered," he added. “That will apply itself this year. There is no doubt about that."

Talking about the arrival of England Under-21 international Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace in the summer, Ferguson said the scouting process to ensure that young players continued to improve was thorough.

"Your scouting goes on for the full season - actually, sometimes two seasons when you maybe monitor a younger player,” he explained.

“You want to see how he does the next season. That is the process we go through.”