Fergie rules out major additions

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Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out the possibility of making major additions to his Manchester United squad during the January transfer window.

At the depth of his defensive injury crisis, it seemed inevitable Ferguson would bring in new faces.

"Inevitably, people look to this month's transfer window as a solution to our injury worries but it is not the answer," Ferguson told United Review.

Sol Campbell was among those being mentioned, only for Ferguson to instantly reject the theory that he might be interested in a 36-year-old who played in just one League Two game since leaving Portsmouth at the end of last season.

Although United still have injury problems, Nemanja Vidic and Wes Brown turned out at Hull last weekend and were fit enough to face Wigan at Old Trafford as the Red Devils recorded only their second clean sheet in six games during a five-goal romp.

With Jonny Evans and Rio Ferdinand also nearing recovery, Ferguson sees no need to spend any more of the £80million he received from Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.

He added: "If someone could give me the name of a really good centre-half who would accept a three-month contract then I would jump at the chance. But where do you find a player like that?

"A decent player would be looking for a three-year contract and I don't need that kind of addition.

"It is difficult enough leaving good players out of the team without adding another to the mix, so I won't be looking for a senior player to ease our defensive crisis.

"Hopefully the worst is over anyway and we can get some stability at the back. Once we do that I am sure we will make up the ground we have lost."

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