Fergie unlikely to splash any cash

08 June 2010 04:04
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has indicated there will be few changes to his playing staff as they seek to regain the title.[LNB] United chairman David Gill has insisted the £80million transfer fee from the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo is still available for Ferguson to spend on top players - despite the club's financial situation.[LNB]United's debt is around the £520million mark but the Glazers say they are comfortable with the situation and point out that their assets total £2billion.[LNB]However, on possible transfer activity, Ferguson stated: "We'll look at the structure of this club. It's a good structure.[LNB]"I think we've worked hard over the years at bringing in young players and developing them very well. We'll have to assess all that and maybe do one or two things.[LNB]"In the market today it's very difficult and the structure of our squad is good in terms of ages, the balance, the numbers and there's a lot of good young players.[LNB]"Sometimes you have to trust in all the development...and I'm going to stick with that - or most of it."[LNB]The Scot insists United will regain the Premier League title in 2010-11, having missed out to Chelsea in 2009-10.[LNB]Ferguson said: "Next season we'll go again and bring back the title to the best place in the world. We'll come back next year, that's exactly what Manchester United do."[LNB]The Scot believes the controversial award of a free-kick against his side in November's match at Stamford Bridge cost United in their quest for glory.[LNB]Referee Martin Atkinson awarded a free-kick to Chelsea for a Darren Fletcher challenge on Ashley Cole, although television replays suggested the United midfielder won the ball cleanly.[LNB]Ferguson continued in the latest edition of the club's official magazine, Inside United - released on Wednesday: "Perhaps crucially the decision down at Stamford Bridge was a bad one against us.[LNB]"That has maybe swung the whole title around, if you think about it.[LNB]"There are many things you could talk about. But you can't agonise over these things.[LNB]"I used to do it but...if you look at all these twists and turns, you can torture yourself.[LNB]"Sometimes you get the breaks, sometimes you don't. It happens."[LNB]Ferguson also revealed the moment he realised the league title was beyond his team - half-time in the final match of the season at home to Stoke.[LNB]He explained: "At half-time I accepted Chelsea were going to be champions.[LNB]"We felt it would be difficult for Wigan to get something and when we heard they were down to 10 men, all our hopes evaporated.[LNB]"We applaud Chelsea. We know how hard it is to win the title - it's the hardest league in the world and we've won it for the last three years.[LNB]"I congratulate Carlo Ancelotti on a wonderful achievement. He's a good manager and a good guy."[LNB]However, Ferguson regards United's Champions League exit at the hands of Bayern Munich as the biggest disappointment of the last campaign.[LNB]He added: "I look at the European Cup as our biggest disappointment. We should have been in the final.[LNB]"We were the better team and were fantastic here (at Old Trafford), we just didn't have the luck on the night and that's what can happen in football. You need a bit of luck."

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