Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fergie: We don't need Berbatov

Sir Alex Ferguson has told his title rivals that Manchester United are good enough to win The Premier League – without signing any new players.

Ferguson is expected to tie up the signing of the brilliant Bulgarian as soon as Tottenham sew up the striker’s replacement – now believed to be Roman Pavlyuchenko, although Andrei Arshavin remains an option.

United’s lack of firepower was highlighted in their opening match of the season, a 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle.

The Red Devils were without attackers Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Carlos Tevez at Old Trafford, and Ferguson insists his team can retain the title with or without new signings.

“If a new signing happens it happens,” Ferguson told Key 103.

“The squad we had last season is good enough. Carlos Tevez will be back for the Portsmouth game next week. Anderson is due back from the Olympics by the time we play Liverpool and Chelsea and Wayne Rooney will be more effective for playing 90 minutes against Newcastle.

“If we have to go with what we have, we will do.”

Manchester United Line Up for 2008/2009 Season

Man Utd 2008/09

VDS, Ben Foster, Kuszczak

Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Brown, O'shea, Rafael, Fabio

Hargreaves, Carrick, Anderson, Scholes, Giggs, Nani, Possebon, Ronaldo, JS Park, Fletcher

Tevez, Rooney, Saha, Campbell, Welbeck, Dong, Macheda