Sir Alex Ferguson has told Mancunian radio station Key 103 that we will not be dipping in to the transfer market in January.

“That has not come onto the agenda,” said Ferguson in response to the possibility of buying next month. “We hope that Wes Brown will be back in a week or 10 days’ time, Rio Ferdinand is improving, Gary Neville is getting there and Rafael Da Silva has now started training. We are not so bad and we are not looking at signing players.”