United were linked with Blackpool’s Charlie Adam on the final day and it was said that we had matched Liverpool’s fee but Fergie dispelled this saying:
‘I spoke to Ian Holloway about Charlie…we wouldn’t be interested in doing business just now of that type of player. I think Charlie Adam’s a terrific footballer but I think Blackpool have done the right thing to keep him because they really need him to stay in the division’
In the interview with MUTV, Sir Alex went on to claim that he did have his eye on a player:
‘We tried to do some business with another one but it wasn’t going to happen..but we kept it quiet.’
Chelsea paying £50m for Fernando Torres and Liverpool paying a whooping £35m for Andy Carroll didn’t surprise Sir Alex who said that the prices were going to be inflated when Aston Villa paid £18m rising to £24m for Darren Bent.
Makes you wonder who the player he tried going for is?