Sir Alex Ferguson has increased efforts to bring in the Porto duo James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho to Manchester United. However, Manchester United faces tough competition from their archrivals Manchester City.
Manchester United has already signed in Shinji Kagawa for £13 million from Borussia Dortmund but manager Sir Alex Ferguson want increase his fielding options. The addition of the versatile winger James Rodriguez and attacking midfielder Joao Moutinho will most probably complete Sir Alex Ferguson’s dream of revamping Manchester United before his imminent departure.
Meanwhile, Manchester United continues to tail Tottenham Hotspur’s midfield star Luka Modric. Although Real Madrid lead the race to sign in Luka Modric, Manchester United are willing match up with their bid of £40 million for the Croatia international.
Sir Alex Ferguson has already buffed up his attacking options and his defensive squad is being fuelled by the Manchester United Academy. Therefore, resolving Manchester United’s midfield crisis is the only agenda left on Sir Alex Ferguson’s mind.
The legendary gaffer of Manchester plans to place strong bids on James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho in the next couple of days. In an interview to Manchester United’s official website, Sir Alex Ferguson informed about the progress on signing in Colombian and Portuguese stars of Porto.
“We're working on one or two things but there's nothing really to tell you to be honest,” Sir Alex Ferguson said.
Sir Alex Ferguson admitted that fans could expect more deals to be signed at the end of the season. The Scotsman also talked about Manchester United’s latest signings Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell.
“We always try to get our work done at the end of the season – we spent a good deal of time sorting the deal with Shinji and we'd agreed a deal with Nick Powell before the play-offs which was a good move by us because the boy had an outstanding final at Wembley,” Sir Alex Ferguson said.
Speculation about signing in Luka Modric and Joao Moutinho has been in the air for some time now. Manchester United has been leading efforts into acquiring the bragging rights for Luka Modric since last summer. On the other hand, signing in Joao Moutinho has been a fairly recent endeavor.
“When you don't get deals done immediately and you're negotiating with a club over a long period, then you can't expect to just snap your fingers and get it done,” the Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson concluded.