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Sir Alex Ferguson: "I Will Not Be Bringing Anybody In, in January"

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09:  Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on December 9, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Simon EdmondsCorrespondent IAugust 9, 2016

Despite rumours that a plethora of world class talents may soon be making their way to the red half of Manchester this winter, it would appear as though United fans will have to make do with what they've got for the rest of the 2012-13 season.

Names like Theo Walcott and James Rodriguez, to name just a few, have been bouncing around elite footballing circles recently, being linked with a move to England's most successful football team.

However, as several news outlets, including The Daily Mail, are reporting these extravagant transfers seem far from a reality this January.

Speaking with journalists, Sir Alex confirmed:

I will not be bringing anybody in, in January - definitely not.

It appears, then, as though anyone out there wishing for a late Christmas present from the Great Scot will be sorely disappointed come the start of 2013.

In reality this may be a blessing in disguise for the Red Devils. The majority of speculation revolving around the club seemed to be coming from their possible acquisition of an offensive talent. 

As has been evident so far in this year's campaign, United are far from lacking in this particular department, with Fergie being left with a headache over who to select going forward every match day.

Rather it is in the United defensive unit that improvements need to be made. The return of Nemanja Vidic, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones to first team action is a tremendous boost for followers of the club, but I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that many United fans may have wanted to see an established defender come into the fray this winter.

Still, the aforementioned returns have already made a genuine impact on Man United's defensive displays, and with a little time to get back into the swing of things the tablecloth army's back four will undoubtedly be racking up those clean sheets in no time at all.

United sit six points clear with one game left before Christmas—guaranteeing them the top spot come Boxing Day. 

If history is anything to go by, then Sir Alex and his boys may well be on their way to their 13th Premier League title.

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