Man Utd: Sir Alex Ferguson confident on transfer deals

Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United will not be found wanting in the transfer market when the window opens.

The Red Devils won the Premier League title with four games to spare, and Ferguson has one eye on next season.

"We're competitive in the market - we're not Chelsea or Manchester City in terms of money but we're competitive," Ferguson said.

"Hopefully the players we bring into the club in the next year or so will be of the quality we need."

The United manager is already assured of having one new face in his squad after signing England Under-21 winger Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace in January.

The 20-year-old will join up with his new United team-mates next season having spent the second half of this campaign on loan at Selhust Park.

Ferguson, 71, has been linked with moves for Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski and Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao and the Scot admits United's recruitment plans are well under way.

"We've been doing a bit of work over the last three or four months," Ferguson told Inside United, the club's official magazine.

"We have been targeting the players that we feel could enhance us, make us better or help us maintain the level we're at."

With the Premier League title secured, Ferguson is set to give some of the club's young players a chance to impress in the remainder of the season.

That could include 18-year-old Belgian midfielder Adnan Januzaj, signed from Anderlecht in 2011, who was given a squad number last week.

And with 15 members of his first-team squad aged 23 or under, Ferguson believes they have the potential to provide the backbone of the United team for years to come.

"You have to look at the structure of the club at present, in terms of the number of first-team players we have at 23 or under," added Ferguson.

"Older players like Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand may be coming towards the end of their careers, but these younger players are the foundation for the next five or six years.

"I desperately want a lot of younger players, the ones who have been on the fringes, to feel their contribution has been big."