Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will be quietly confident of his team retaining the Premiership title because he believes that they have the quality to win titles consistently. Though he might not play a full-strength side against Manchester City in the Community Shield game, with Ferguson at the helm, Manchester United will be expected to put in their best efforts to win the game and have a psychological advantage going into the season.
The long-serving Red Devils manager has made some excellent signings for the future in Phil Jones and David De Gea and has also brought in the experienced Ashley Young from Aston Villa. Ferguson is one of the managers who values the importance of having experience in the team, which is why he has retained the likes of Ryan Giggs and Michael Owen for the next season.
With less than 10 days to the start of the season, Ferguson has a settled team at United with some youngsters like Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck pushing hard for a place in the first team. The astute manager is quite unpredictable with his transfer moves and there exists the possibility that he would spend big money to sign a midfielder to replace the fantastic Paul Scholes, who scored a superb goal in his testimonial game.
Though it is possible that Ferguson could keep the faith in his current team and not bring in another replacement in the summer, the Red Devils have the money and ambition to secure a quality player between now and the end of the transfer window. This article is on four possible players, who could be targeted by Ferguson before the end of the window.