Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Manchester United expect to make only one signing this summer.
Chief executive David Gill insists funds are available to strengthen the squad, but Ferguson claims he is happy with the players he has got.
Ferguson has already agreed deals for Fulham defender Chris Smalling and Mexican striker Javier Hernandez and feels there is no need to make wholesale changes.
“In the market today it’s very, very difficult and the structure of our squad is good in terms of ages, the balance, the numbers and there’s a lot of good young players,” said Ferguson.
“Sometimes you have to trust in all the development of the last few years and I’m going to stick with that, or most of it.
“There may be one signing and maybe we’d like to get a good player to the club, of course, but it’s not easy in the present day climate and I’ve nothing definite to tell you because we’re still assessing whoever’s available and the difficulties in terms of who you’d bring in.”
Gill concurred with his manager, adding: “Hernandez and Smalling are signings we’ve already made and the other point to bear in mind is that the Premier League is bringing in squad limits next year of 25, which we clearly operate [in European competitions] but is now coming to the Premier League.
“There will be unlimited U21s and other rules and we’ll be taking all that into consideration.”