SAF calm over January market

Ashley Young this week joined an extensive injury list that

includes the likes of Nemanja Vidic, Anderson, Michael Owen and Tom

Cleverley, while Darren Fletcher is also sidelined with a bowel

condition. However, Ferguson believes he has the strength in depth

to cope and is not currently planning any January raids. Writing in

his programme notes for the Boxing Day game with Wigan, Ferguson

said: “All things being equal I am perfectly happy with the

strength of our squad in terms of depth, quality and age range. “I

will not be swayed by the endless tweets and blogs urging the club

to get busy in the transfer market next month. “As far as I am

concerned I am marching perfectly in step, true to my beliefs and

principles. While recruiting some of the world’s leading players

can lift you into contention for honours, it doesn’t necessarily

take you all the way, as I hope we will be able to demonstrate

before the end of the season as other factors come into play. “You

can never say never in football, of course, because fortunes can

fluctuate wildly – that’s the football world. If a really top-class

player became available, then we would go for him, or if we picked

up any further serious injuries, it might be important to add to

our squad.”