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29/03/2011 18:20, Report by Adam Bostock
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Sir Alex expects buys

Sir Alex Ferguson expects to sign "two or three" new players for Manchester United this summer.

The manager revealed this during a press conference in New Jersey, where he announced the club’s pre-season tour of the USA.

When asked if he expects to have the funds to strengthen his squad in the next transfer window, Sir Alex replied:

“We have certain targets in mind at the moment anyway. 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 manager went on to talk about the club’s track record of acquiring top young players and developing them at Old Trafford.

“What we are good at is bringing young players to the club, like Chicharito 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 seventeen, the other was eighteen – 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.”

It remains to be seen which areas of the squad Sir Alex’s targets are intended for, although he did suggest his attacking ranks are currently well stocked.

“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.”

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