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Red Devils won't buy for the sake of it

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Despite Sir Alex Ferguson's comments to the contrary, Manchester United chief executive David Gill is confident the Barclays Premier League champions can secure one more signing this summer.

The United boss claimed on Monday that it was unlikely another new face would join his ranks during the transfer window, with Ashley Young, Phil Jones and David De Gea having already made the move to Old Trafford.

United are thought to be keen to bring in a replacement for recently retired Paul Scholes, but their attempts to unearth the 36-year-old's successor have so far been fruitless.

Gill, however, insists United are working hard to ensure another recruit puts pen to paper before the end of August, with Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder reported to be the target in question.

"We are looking at one more player to bring in," Gill told MUTV. "Nothing is happening and nothing is imminent but we will see what happens when we get home.




 

"There will still be 31 days of the transfer window to see if anything develops. The important point to understand, and Alex has made clear, is that we need someone who is going to improve the quality of the squad.

"We have a great squad and to get into that squad you need to be a world class player.

"If you can't get the players you want, there is no point buying someone for the sake of it. But you never know, there is often movement in August.

"I am not saying I am working on anything specific because I'm not. But that situation could change quickly when we get back to Carrington."

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