Ferguson rules out January additions

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Sir Alex Ferguson is not planning to make any additions to his Manchester United squad in January, and insists he is happy with the players at his disposal.

After investing heavily in the summer, the reigning Barclays Premier League champions have made an impressive start to the 2011-12 campaign, despite the fact they sit five points behind leaders Manchester City.

David De Gea, Phil Jones and Ashley Young arrived at Old Trafford as Ferguson set about strengthening his Red Devils squad, however he chose not to replace the retired Paul Scholes, and instead opted to keep faith in his existing crop of players.

"It is easy to say you are going to buy players but it is not easy to buy them for Manchester United," said the 69-year-old Scot.

"I do not see anyone who could make us a better team, especially in January."

United were humbled in a 6-1 defeat to local rivals City last month, but Ferguson is still confident his players have the ability to overcome the challenge ahead, and says that panic-buying in the mid-season window is not the best policy if there isn't anyone available to improve the squad.

"There are two or three players but they are not available, so there is no point even going there," he added.

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