The Mail reports, Sir Alex’s Boxing Day programme notes argue:
‘All things being equal I am perfectly happy with the strength of our squad in terms of depth, quality and age range.
‘I will not be swayed by the endless tweets and blogs urging the club to get busy in the transfer market next month.
‘As far as I am concerned I am marching perfectly in step, true to my beliefs and principles. While recruiting some of the world’s leading players can lift you into contention for honours, it doesn’t necessarily take you all the way, as I hope we will be able to demonstrate before the end of the season as other factors come into play.
‘You can never say never in football, of course, because fortunes can fluctuate wildly – that’s the football world. If a really top-class player became available, then we would go for him, or if we picked up any further serious injuries, it might be important to add to our squad.’
The worrying aspect for that statement is the ‘if we picked up any further serious injuries’ I just don’t see the logic in waiting to see if United’s already drastic injury situation gets any worse before we sign any players. Should one of our midfielders pick up an injury after the transfer window, the situation could become untenable. United have weathered the storm superbly considering the players we’ve lost, now’s the time to use the window to provide adequate cover should things take a turn for the worse.