Manchester United hero Ryan Giggs has revealed that competition for the first squad is at an all time high, hinting that Sir Alex Ferguson may only make two or three signings this summer rather than spending a reported £150 million rebuilding the squad.
"Confidence is high and we're getting players back," Giggs told MUTV.
"And that's what you want for the run-in.
"You don't want to be struggling with injuries. You want a full squad to pick from because there are games every three days now.
"The manager will chop and change again on Saturday [against Manchester City], I'm sure, and the players who come in will do a job.
"We're just pleased the confidence is high and we've got probably 20 players competing for 11 places."
The 37 year old midfielder has made over 600 appearances for Manchester United, and has seen plenty of youngsters grow into stars at the club.
Ferguson is rumoured to have a kitty worth £150 million this summer, to spend on Barclays Premier League stars such as Jordan Henderson, Jack Rodwell and Gareth Bale. But the Manchester United manager told reporters recently that he woud only be making a few key signings to continue to build the club.
“We have certain targets in mind and I think two or three will be fulfilled,” Ferguson said.
“There's no question of that.
“The Glazer family have always been supportive of our desires to improve the team.”
Macnhester United started without Dimitar Berbatov, who is the top scorer for United and the Barclays Premier League, or stalwart Paul Scholes on Tuesday night. Michael Owen wasn’t even on the bench, and for any team other than Manchester United, would have been front and centre in an all important clash with Chelsea.
Giggs’ comment is testament that United do not need to make many more signings this summer, other than possibly a few youngsters to keep the club growing, as Ferguson has signaled towards.