Sir Alex Ferguson Says Manchester United Will Compete In Transfer Market

Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester United have already identified their summer transfer targets but has also tipped youngster Adnan Januzaj to shine at Old Trafford.

United have already been linked with Borussia Dortmund duo Robert Lewandowski and İlkay Gündoğan, as well as Atlético Madrid's prolific Radamel Falcao.

The Premier League champions will have to wait 20 more days until their coronation, yet typically, Ferguson is looking ahead to next season already.

In an interview for the official Manchester United magazine, Ferguson confirmed the Red Devils will be "competitive" in the transfer market this summer, even if they lack the funds to match Chelsea and Manchester City.

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"We're not Chelsea or Manchester City in terms of money but we're competitive," Ferguson told Inside United.

"We've been doing a bit of work over the last three or four months, targeting who the players are that we feel could enhance us, make us better or help us maintain the level we're at.

"Hopefully the players we bring into the club in the next year or so will be of the quality we need."

Ferguson is content with the balance of United's current squad, admitting he remains faithful to the experience-and-youth structure he implemented 20 years ago.

He also struggled to contain his excitement about 18-year-old Januzaj, last week handed his first squad number ahead of a possible end of season debut.

Januzaj has been handed the number 44 shirt by Ferguson

"David De Gea, Rafael, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Alex Büttner, Nick Powell, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck. Shinji Kagawa and Chicharito are 24. Jonny Evans is 25 and Wayne Rooney is hitting his peak at 27.

"Older players like Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand may be coming towards the end of their careers, but these younger players are the foundation for the next five or six years, irrespective of the players breaking through, like Adnan Januzaj, the Belgian boy, who's really looking very good."

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