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Ferguson - The title is coming back to Old Trafford
Published : 08 Jun 2010 15:58:34
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has indicated there will be few changes to his playing staff as they seek to regain the title.
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.
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, but on possible transfer activity, Ferguson stated: "We'll look at the structure of this club. It's a good structure. Sometimes you have to trust in all the development...and I'm going to stick with that - or most of it."
He added: "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. 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."
The Scot insists United will retain the Barclays Premier League title in 2009-10, having missed out to Chelsea in 2009-10.
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."
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. 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.
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.
"That has maybe swung the whole title around, if you think about it. There are many things you could talk about. But you can't agonise over these things.
"I used to do it but...if you look at all these twists and turns, you can torture yourself. Sometimes you get the breaks, sometimes you don't. It happens."