Ferguson has recently been quoted as saying a number of times that “I’m looking at possibly a couple, maybe three signings which would boost our overall quality in the team.” That makes it abundantly clear that unless there’s a couple of unexpected developments in the next few weeks, Jones will join Ashley Young and David de Gea as the three United transfers that Sir Alex is looking for – and that could be it.
The race is over, a historic record title has been won and it was all down to one man. If the question is asked as to whether Manchester United could have done it without Sir Alex Ferguson the emphatic answer will be a loud ‘NO’. It’s therefore only right for him to have the last word.
Nemanja Vidic is a point away from hoisting his first trophy as Manchester United captain – and he thanks the Reds’ critics for creating the platform for the achievement. The 30-year-old Serb has also warned rivals of the champions-elect that Sir Alex Ferguson’s much-maligned new generation of players will get even better next season.