So, now twice within four days, Fergie has admitted that he is seeking to seal the signing of a transfer target. United's pursuit and bid for Robin van Persie was revealed publicly by Arsenal, probably partially because they hate us and knew that it'd paint him into a corner so to speak. So Fergie was in a position where he more or less had to admit that he was after the Dutchman. Now just a few days later he has came out and said that we are actively seeking to seal the signature of Lucas Moura. I think most of us were expecting a summer of "no value in the market" and "we're working on a few things" with no end result, following the captures of both Kagawa and Powell. I mean, it's uncharacteristic of Fergie to admit which players he's after, for all the conjecture regarding our alleged pursuit of Wesley Sneijder last summer neither Fergie nor the club gave the faintest inkling that we were actually after him. Same goes for a number of players that we've supposedly been after over the past couple of years and there has been 100 page transfer rumour threads on this forum: Alexis Sanchez being one name that instantly springs to mind. Maybe we have bids rejected more often. Who knows? The nature of transfer rumours these days is that it is basically impossible to tell when we are genuinely interested in a player unless we either sign them or admit that we've tried to sign them. But it's strange that Fergie has made such uncharacteristic admissions in public as he has in the past few days. . . In effect, he has put more pressure on hismelf and the club to pull off the signing of at least one of the pair. If he doesn't, what will the excuse be? He is often able to downplay the failure to sign a number of players over the last few years because he's been able to pretend that we were never serious anyway, but now we KNOW that he is definitely serious about Moura and the van Persie situation is a really quite strange one since bids have been rejected and there hasn't seemed to be any new developments. How will Fergie deal with the fallout if we sign neither van Persie or Moura? How will it reflect on Manchester United and our ability to pull of a signing these days, after all - historically once we go public that we want a player we usually pull out all the stops to make it happen. Saha, Rooney,.van Nistlerooy, Carrick and Ferdinand all being clear examples. So, how do you all realistically expect this to play out? This isn't about the actual transfer rumours themselves, but Fergie and the clubs admission of which players we're after and whether it was a good move in saying that we're ready to haggle.