Sir Alex revealed the possibility of bringing in more players, regardless of having already acquired Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell.
In an interview for MUTV, United boss admitted that the club is still in the search to land more players.
Ferguson confirmed the intention of bringing in more players to compete with moneybags City and Chelsea: "Yes, there's a possibility [to sign more players]. We’re working on one or two things but there’s nothing really to tell you to be honest."
"We always try to get our work done at the end of the season," he added, "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."
These declarations by the Scottish fill supporters with belief that the team is striving to bring in new players, after last year's failure to retain the Premier League. It's nice to hear these good news, even after terrifying news revealed United's debt of £423.2M.
It is undeniable that some sections of the team must be addressed, and they must be addressed quickly. The CM position caused us the most trouble last season, up to the point that we had to call a 37-year old retired footballer to help us out. Rooney had to pull back, basically as an attacking midfielder, just to move the ball forward. Thankfully, we acquired Kagawa to that job now.
We still need someone behind to do the dirty job of recuperating balls, but for that we don't need to go to the transfer window as we already have someone with those qualities: Michael Carrick. Michael's defensive stats show that he is the appropriate man. In the last season, he was used as a defensive midfielder more than as a central midfielder, and he did quite a good job, as shown in the following picture.
Stats don't lie. We only conceded 0.4 goals every game last season with Carrick in the pitch, meanwhile, every 18 minutes, he intercepted a ball. His success while tackling is also remarkable, with a 73.33% rate. Having a player like him gives us piece of mind in that section of the field.
However, the fact is that Carrick cannot carry the attacking role, as he only scored 2 goals and gave 3 assists last season. That's why the need of a new CM with the looks of Modric. The following stats compare both Michael and Carrick prior to the game between United and Tottenham in March 4th.
It is clear that Carrick is superior defensively, but Modric rules as an attacker. Their contrast fits perfectly.