Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that the club has not made significant progress toward signing any new player since the transfer of Shinji Kagawa but has indicated that “one or two” deals may be in the pipeline.
The 23-year old Kagawa recently completed a move from German champions Borussia Dortmund but no big name has yet followed him to Old Trafford.
Striker Wayne Rooney insists that the current squad, led by Fergie’s genius, would be strong enough to contend for glory next season and while the manager is not dismissive of that notion, he might still be able to unveil a couple more faces at the club before the transfer window shuts on August 31.
“Yes, there’s a possibility [of more new signings]. We’re working on one or two things but there’s nothing really to tell you to be honest,” Sir Alex told MUTV.com.
The Scot added: “We always try to get our work done at the end of the season – we spent a good deal of time sorting the deal with Shinji and we’d agreed a deal with Nick Powell before the play-offs which was a good move by us because the boy had an outstanding final at Wembley.
“When you don’t get deals done immediately and you’re negotiating with a club over a long period, then you can’t expect to just snap your fingers and get it done.”
Fergie’s words suggest that any remaining pursuits require lengthy negotiations and hence, are poised to be top quality signings. The identity of these potential arrivals, though, can only become clearer with the passage of time.