Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed Manchester United are not currently in the market for new summer signings and he is looking at the Old Trafford dressing room to provide the answer to Paul Scholes' retirement.
At various points in the summer, Samir Nasri, Luka Modric and Wesley Sneijder have all been linked with big-money moves to United. However, Nasri appears bound for Manchester City, whilst any deals to sign Sneijder or Modric apparently look too expensive for Ferguson to sanction.
It means the United boss could end up going into the new campaign with the players already at his disposal, which would mean the likes of Anderson having to step up on the efforts of previous years.
''We are always looking for good quality players,'' said Ferguson. ''We started the season with the players we have and I am satisfied with that. We are not looking at the moment but we are looking at combinations of central midfielders now at the club.''
Meanwhile, speaking to the Mail on Sunday, Ferguson has played down suggestions Ryan Giggs could become the target of abuse from opposition fans this season.
The 37-year-old is due to commence his 21st season with the Old Trafford outfit but will do so after a summer of negative headlines. Ferguson has experienced United players get all kinds of abuse in the past, but he doesn't expect it to happen with Giggs.
''I am not sure Giggs will get that,'' he said. ''He is one of the few players that other fans like. He has their respect. He has never been sent off and he's had only a few bookings. I don't see it being a problem.''