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United boss confident squad is good enough

Sir Alex Ferguson has suggested he is unlikely to add to his Manchester United squad during the January transfer window.

During the summer, the United boss spent in excess of £50million in bringing Owen Hargreaves, Anderson, Nani and Carlos Tevez to Old Trafford.

Reports have suggested that Ferguson could be tempted to raid the market for a striker in the New Year, with Dimitar Berbatov and Nicolas Anelka linked with the Premier League champions.

But Ferguson believes past experience shows that signing new players in the winter is not always an immediate source of success.

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"I think the squad is good enough," Ferguson told Manchester United's official magazine Inside United.

"We don't always get great joy in January, I have to say.

"It takes time for players to settle in when they are midway through the season - look at what happened with Evra and Vidic when they arrived - so we are conscious of that. I think the squad is good enough."

Having already voiced his belief that the current United squad is the strongest of his 21-year reign, Ferguson appears willing to let his current players shoulder the burden in the second half of the season.

The Scot knows Paul Scholes, Park Ji-sung, Ben Foster and Mikael Silvestre will all return from major injuries at various points over the next few months, deepening his reserves of strength still further.

He added: "Maybe we are short of cover in the left-back area now Gabriel Heinze has left, but other than that, we are okay."
 
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