Sir Alex Ferguson says United are about to become active in the hunt for new players.
Now Euro 2008 has ended, the boss expects the transfer market to belatedly click into gear but says he is unlikely to bring in more than one new face to his double-winning squad.
"The European Championship derails transfer activity," said Sir Alex. "Nothing really happens during the tournament. But now it's all over, managers will be back at their clubs and you can get some dialogue now if there's interest.
"I wouldn't think (we'll sign) any more than one player. We are looking at one or two things."
Sir Alex now has the task of procuring the right player at the right price, a task which invariably proves taxing when faced with reluctant sellers.
"People think it's easy to buy players nowadays but it's not," he said.
"Money plays a big part, first of all. And clubs with ambitions don't want to sell their best players. So it's not as easy as you'd think. We tend to look for younger players."
"Managers are back at their clubs and you can get some dialogue now if they are interested, but I wouldn't think (we'll sign) any more than one player. We are looking at one or two things."
- Sir Alex Ferguson