Sir Alex Ferguson has defended the lack of new signings he made during the summer transfer window in the aftermath of the Wayne Rooney transfer saga.
Wayne Rooney cited the Manchester United’s ‘lack of ambition’ as the reason he wished to leave the club, following the lack of big-name signings made over the summer.
Fergie opted to bring in only three players during the summer transfer window and let eight players leave or be loaned out.
After a turbulent week the United boss claimed he made attempts to sign a big name player during the summer transfer window, but the player in question didn’t fancy a move to England.
‘We will invest for signature players when the time is ready but this summer was not right for me,” he said. “There was one player, yes, we would have liked to have got.’
‘He chose another club. I don’t think he wanted to come to England. Some players don’t want to leave their country and it’s a fact of life.’
United were linked with with a number of players including Mesut Ozil and Rafael Van der Vaart during the transfer window and when it closed with no new additions to the midfield many saw it as major opportunity missed.
Not bringing in any ‘big names’ over the summer has arguably cost United points already this season and almost cost them their best player.
Is January the right time for Fergie to invest in a ‘signature player’?
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