Veteran defender sees strength of current squad to be ample enough for second successive Premier League title…
Manchester United are strong enough to emulate the success of their 2012-13 campaign this coming season, claims 34-year-old Englishman Rio Ferdinand, who told Sky Sports that the reigning Premier League champions do not need to delve into the transfer market in order to compete.
'We're confident,' said Ferdinand.
United have had a mixed bag of results so far during pre-season, recording just two wins, against two losses and one draw, however, manager David Moyes will be buoyed by the emergence of three young players on the cusp of breaking into the first-team: Adnan Januzaj, Jesse Lingard and Wilfried Zaha.
While the club are press-linked with a number of big-money, high-profile players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Cesc Fabregas, Robert Lewandowski, Gareth Bale, Ezequiel Garay and Marouane Fellaini, it is perhaps the strong state of the club's academy, together with the established players already at Moyes' disposal, that gives Ferdinand the assurance that United can continue to win.
'If we had to go into the season with the players that we've got now, I'd be more than confident and have high hopes of doing well and winning trophies. If the manager adds to that and chooses to add to that, then great - but it remains to be seen.'
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