ALEX FERGUSON has revealed that he is likely to venture into the transfer market again before the start of the new season.
After signing Shinji Kawaga on a four-year deal from Borussia Dortmund and Nick Powell from Crewe Alexandra, Ferguson is confident that he will add two more players to his squad before the Premier League kicks-off.
"We could possibly bring one or two more in," Ferguson said, refusing to be drawn on speculation linking the club to specific players. "When there's a major international tournament on, there's a delay in the transfer market. But now the Euros are over we're trying to bring someone in."
United are confident of landing one of their two targets. "We've always done well in terms of getting players at the end of the season, instead of waiting all summer," Ferguson said. "In Kagawa's case, there was a fair bit of negotiating and that kept going for weeks. As for Powell, we knew Dario Gradi (Crewe Alexandra's director of football) would help us do the deal quickly."
Ferguson regrets Paul Pogba's decision to leave Old Trafford for Juventus, saying that it is better to invest in home-grown talent, implying they are more likely to stay loyal.
"We're disappointed in Pogba, there's no question about that," he said. "I think he showed a lack of respect to the club. He made his decision and although we always felt that was going to be the case he never really indicated until he left."
Positively for United, long-term absentee, Brazilian midfielder Anderson (pictured above), is ready to start the season after shaking off injury problems that have limited him to just three appearances this year.