Fergie targets three signings
Sir Alex Ferguson is aiming to make three signings during the summer to ensure Man Utd will have a strong squad for years to come.
Last Updated: 19/05/11 5:52pm
Sir Alex Ferguson is aiming to make three signings during the summer to ensure Manchester United will have a strong squad for years to come.
United wrapped up a record-breaking 19th title last weekend, but Ferguson is plotting the next stage of his team's development and has identified his transfer targets.
A new goalkeeper is expected to be the priority due to Edwin van der Sar's impending retirement, while there are doubts as to whether Paul Scholes will carry on next season.
Gary Neville retired earlier in the campaign and there are also question marks regarding the United futures of Michael Owen, Wes Brown and Owen Hargreaves.
Ferguson's squad should be boosted by the return of Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley from loan spells at rival Premier League clubs, but the United boss will not rest on his laurels.
"We have some ideas in mind," the United boss told MUTV. "Hopefully we can get them put in place.
"We have Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes coming towards the end of their careers, Gary Neville has already retired and Edwin van der Sar is retiring, so there are holes we want to plug up in terms of the safety and security of the team for the next few years.
"Of course, we have some excellent young players and a lot of them have progressed, which gives us a great, powerful squad.
"I am looking at maybe three signings which would boost our overall quality in our team."
Meanwhile, Ferguson has joked about the United fans who took a banner into Anfield proclaiming 'MUFC 19 times' for Liverpool's game against Tottenham, just 24 hours after the Red Devils had sealed the title at Blackburn Rovers.
"I wish I had taken that banner to Liverpool on Sunday," said Ferguson when he went up to present the players' player of the year award to Nani.
"I bet there were 76,000 fans wishing they had thought of that."