Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken about his plans to keep Javier Hernandez and Federico Macheda at Manchester United next season, which suggests the likes of Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley will be loaned out.

“I need to keep Macheda and Hernandez,” said Ferguson. “There was a lot of purpose in the way they played their football. To play for a club like this is not just about talent. You need something else and they’ve got something else. I am pleased with that.”

One thing I noticed we were lacking at times last season was pace. Only when Nani start hitting great form and Antonio Valencia become settled did we see how much of an impact the speed Cristiano Ronaldo possessed had in our ability to attack.

Hernandez was the fastest player at the World Cup and Ferguson thinks his style can combine well with Wayne Rooney.

“If we are talking about a combination with Wayne, I think we would need to adjust a bit. They are similar types of players,” he added. “We will assess Hernandez really well and make sure we can bring him to good consistent form. There are still little things to do but not a great deal. One he gets used to our training I think he will be OK.”