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"It would be impossible to get another Paul Scholes, but if we can get a player along similiar lines in terms of the quality of his passing and vision, then yes, we'd have to do something." 

- Sir Alex Ferguson

12/07/2011 08:30, Report by A Marshall and N Coppack
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Sir Alex's midfield hunt

"[Is the spending over?] It would be impossible to get another Paul Scholes, but if we can get a player along similiar lines in terms of the quality of his passing and vision, then yes, we'd have to do something."

United have Tom Cleverley, Matty James and Danny Drinkwater back in the fold after loan stints last season while the FA Youth Cup-winning midfield trio of Ravel Morrison, Paul Pogba and Ryan Tunnicliffe, who has been farmed out to Peterborough, are all highly regarded at the club.

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