Sir Alex Ferguson insists he will not delve into the transfer market when it opens in January despite the injury crisis that currently threatens to engulf the Old Trafford club.
Ferguson's latest injury blow came as Darren Fletcher was ruled out for an indefinite period after it was revealed he was suffering from chronic bowel illness ulcerative colitis.
The Scot joins Tom Cleverly, Javier Hernandez, Anderson, Nemanja Vidic, Michael Owen and both Da Silva twins in the treatment room, leading to speculation Ferguson may be forced to try his hand in the transfer market in order to maintain his side's title challenge.
United have been linked with a move for numerous targets in recent weeks particularly in midfield, while rumours of long-term target Wesley Snejider making the switch to Old Trafford have surfaced once more.
Media reports have also suggested the Red Devils could be preparing a £50 million swoop for Benfica duo Javi Garcia and Nicolas Gaitan in the new year.
When asked if he would be prepared to make a move in January, Ferguson said: Not necessarily. I don't know why people keep going on about it."
He did however admit that he could be tempted into splashing the clash, but only if a previous target becomes available.
"[I won't buy] unless someone appears we have always been interested in, but there isn't." the Scot commented.