Manchester United Transfer News: What Can We Expect from United on Deadline Day?

Dan Talintyre@@dantalintyreSenior Analyst IIAugust 31, 2012

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 30:  Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on April 30, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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The summer transfer window is coming to a close—good news for some, but for the transfer junkies, this is the last day they'll be able to talk about the rumors, speculation and anticipation that so heavily dominates every off-season.

Manchester United have been particularly strong in the transfer window this summer, as they seek to win back the English Premier League from rivals Manchester City. Sir Alex Ferguson has brought in several new players in both attack and defense to help with that.

The Red Devils have brought in five players this summer—Angelo Henriquez, Alexander Buttner, Robin van Persie, Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell—all to help increase the depth of talent in United's squad and give them the best chance to be a genuine threat in every competition this year.

It seemed, according to The Telegraph, like that would do it for Ferguson this summer, who stated that the club would not be making any more signings over the transfer window.

We won't be buying anyone else, that is for sure. 

There is no movement I can tell you about, to be honest with you [regarding the possible departures of Dimitar Berbatov and Nani]. There is only a few days left now until the deadline and that will pass quite quickly, I imagine.

We now know that Dimitar Berbatov will indeed be moving on from Old Trafford, making a move to Craven Cottage to play for Fulham.

Cottagers boss Martin Jol has hailed the signing of Berbatov as the club's greatest ever signing and one that will drastically boost their play this season, via The Daily Mail.

There were a lot of clubs interested in Dimitar [Berbatov]. We were able and capable of getting him and I'm not lying, he's here.I tried to do something months ago and it didn't come off and I came back.

For him, it was the right moment to make a decision and he made that decision for us. I'm very, very happy and I think our fans will be very happy and proud because it's probably the biggest signing in the history of Fulham.

Thus, with Berbatov leaving Manchester United and Ferguson already stating that there will be no more signings over the summer, should we expect anything from the Red Devils on transfer deadline day?

Are there any last-minute deals or purchases that we should be keeping an eye out for, or are United truly finished with the buying and selling for this year?

At one level, you'd have to take Ferguson's word on the buying of more players and how it won't be happening this summer. The club have already splashed out big money to bring in brilliant new attacking talent and have put themselves in a great position to have the depth to compete in all major competitions this year.

The fans will know that competing is what truly matters—not having the squad with the biggest names and spending millions upon millions to bring them to Old Trafford.

Real life isn't FIFA 13, and United are most likely finished for the year.

Having said that, one simply never knows with Ferguson. The veteran manager is one of the craftiest and wisest managers in the entire world, and he knows exactly what is best for the club.

Sir Alex has pulled off big-name transfers on deadline day before, and we simply cannot rule out the possibility that another signing will be made on deadline day this year. After all, it has been very quiet out of Old Trafford in the last couple of days.

Whether or not that will transpire into any more deals over the summer transfer window remains to be seen. Ferguson said no, but the reality is that it could well be yes. The manager is simply too smart and too wise to be treated any differently, and he could well make another signing on the deadline day.

I'd still say that United are finished and that no more players will be coming in, but you simply never know with Ferguson. He could do anything.

What we do know is that we have one very interesting day ahead of us.

And then it's all over.


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