Manchester United need to sign players according to Paul Ince
Anyone who has read Sir Alex Ferguson’s book ‘Managing My Life’ will be aware that while the Manchester United manager rated Paul Ince highly when signing him from West Ham, it gradually became the case that the midfielder had ideas above his station which saw the Scot happy to offload him to Inter Milan.
December 14th, 2011
Therefore, Ferguson may not particularly appreciate Ince’s recent comments about the current situation at Old Trafford, with the former Macclesfield and MK Dons manager claiming that the Red Devils need to sign players in the January transfer window in order to challenge for the title this season.
United sit just two points behind Manchester City in the table, although Ince claims that he would be interested in signing Andres Iniesta and Luka Modric if he was Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ince told BBC Radio Five Live: “I feel they need that creativity in midfield, losing Paul Scholes was a big loss obviously.
“You’re not going to get players like Roy Keane or Bryan Robson, those players aren’t around anymore.
“The game has changed since then and you don’t get those type of characters, so he (Ferguson) has got to look at another way of controlling the midfield and I think that can come from creativity in someone like Luka Modric or Andres Iniesta, they are the players I would be looking at.
“I’m sure Sir Alex will take stock and he’ll be looking at what type of player he will need in January and it won’t just be in midfield, I’m sure he’s looking at a centre-half with Vidic being out.
“But I’m sure he knows what to do, there’s no point me telling him what to do because he’s the greatest manager I’ve ever played under.”
It appears that Ferguson wanted to sign Samir Nasri and Wesley Sneijder during the summer transfer window, with the midfield further depleted this week with news emerging that Darren Fletcher has taken an indefinite break from the game.