Man Utd boss Ferguson: We need Hargreaves

He said: “You might ask ‘do we need Owen Hargreaves then?’

“But Paul Scholes is 32 and we must always keep an eye on the future. At the moment it seems we don’t need Hargreaves but the moment you begin to make assumptions is inviting trouble.

“I wasn’t too worried when the transfer window came and went without any new arrivals, although I must stress we are never really satisfied at Old Trafford and when the right people become available we won’t hesitate to sign them.”