Fergie expects to keep Veron
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Argentine appeared to extinguish the speculation last week when saying he was happy at Old Trafford, but the rumour mill moved into full swing on Wednesday when Veron`s agent hinted that a move to Stamford Bridge was close.
Ferguson, currently leading his side on a tour of America, has stressed that he wants to keep the talented midfielder in his squad.
"Seba is a terrific player and I want him to stay," said Ferguson. "I don't know anything about the speculation. Agents talk to a lot of people, they have a lot of power and sometimes they can think different things to the player.
"But Seba is a mature man. He is very experienced and he knows what he wants. If there was a situation arising I'm sure he would talk to me. He hasn't done so and I'm quite happy about that.
"My impression was that he had settled down, everything had gone quiet and there was no problem. Seba is a marvellous player and he is contracted to us. It is going to be difficult for a deal to be done tomorrow. He will be playing for us."
Ferguson is prepared to bide his time before raiding the transfer market again.
The wily Scot added: "I don't think there is any need for us to act at the moment.
"We have until August 31 for the Champions League deadline and I have withdrawn all my interest at the moment to let things settle.
"The players here are doing great and I feel comfortable with what we have got."