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Sir Alex Ferguson Rules Out Any January Transfer Signings

December 18th, 2012 at 2:00 PM
By Glenn Hamilton

The January transfer window is fast approaching and Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has all but ruled out any transfers in that window. Despite being linked with some big name players, the Scot has stated United will not be entering into the market this winter.

 

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The January transfer window is usually a more low-key spending window with clubs doing only necessary business to reinforce their squads due to injury or weakness. Ferguson is notoriously against the January window, believing in recent years that United have not had any luck with their signings in that period. Most of the big clubs do their business in the summer and Ferguson has stated that is what the Red Devils will do this time around as well. 

In recent weeks, United have been linked with top class players such as Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski, Arsenal's Theo Walcott and Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder. With United's squad starting to gel and play well, Ferguson is reluctant to bring any major changes into Old Trafford.

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, Ferguson said, "I will not be bringing anybody in, in January, definitely not."

Nemanja Vidic has made his return to full fitness and Shinji Kagawa is very close to a return to the first team, so United are receiving boosts in different areas of the field. Although reports today have indicated that Michael Carrick may be an injury doubt for the match against Swansea with a hamstring injury that could rule him out for some weeks, Ferguson is in little doubt that he has the midfield to challenge for the Premier League title as well as the Champions League.

Tags: January Transfer Window, Manchester, Manchester United, Premier League, Robert Lewandowski, Sir Alex Ferguson, Soccer, Theo Walcott, Wesley Sneijder

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