SAF has transfer targets in mind

United are expected to be in the market for a new goalkeeper at the

end of the season when Edwin van der Sar steps down, while there

are also suggestions Paul Scholes will announce his retirement.

That would leave the Red Devils needing a new central midfielder

and Everton youngster Jack Rodwell is rumoured to be Ferguson’s

No.1 target. Ferguson expects to receive the backing of

controversial United owners, the Glazer family, and confirmed he

has identified the players he wants to sign. “We have certain

targets in mind at the moment anyway,” said Ferguson. “I think two

or three will be fulfilled, there’s no question about that. “The

Glazer family have always been very supportive of our desires to

improve the team.” The primary focus is likely to be on bringing

youth to Old Trafford, although Ferguson did reveal he would not be

looking to improve his striking options for next season. He added:

“What we are good at is bringing young players to the club, like

Chicharito (Javier Hernandez) for example. “If you look at how,

over the last six to eight years, we’ve brought in young players

like Ronaldo, Rooney – okay, one was 17, the other was 18 – we’re

good at that. I don’t see why we should change from what we’re good

at. “We will continue [to buy players], without question, and when

the opportunity does arrive and we identify the right young

players, that’s the way we’ll go. “In the present situation, with

the likes of Chicharito, I think we have possibly some of the best

young strikers in the country. “Danny Welbeck, who’s at Sunderland

at the moment, is an excellent young prospect. And the boy Mame

Diouf who’s at Blackburn is another good prospect. “We’re

particularly strong with young strikers at the moment for some

strange reason. Sometimes it works that way.”