Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United manager has ruled out making any signings during the January transfer window, saying that he trusts his players enough to not have to make any panic buys in January.
Fergie has never been too keen to bring in players during the winter transfer window and has rarely broken that trend, buying Louis Saha from Fulham, Nemanja Vidic from Spartak Moscow and Patrice Evra from AS Monaco being the rare few occasions when he has brought in players during this time.
The primary reason for Sir Alex not buying players during this time of the season is that he believes that there is no value in the market and the clubs demand astronomical prices for the players.
However, the tabloids believe that the main reason why Sir Alex Manchester United will not be active during the transfer window is because there is not too much cash left in the reserves to splash out and make a marquee signing that the team is in dire need of.
Ever since the retirement of the talismanic Paul Scholes and for a certain period before that, United have been linked to several midfielders but none of the rumors have turned out to be true.
With The Red Devils currently struggling with injuries to several key players, almost everyone is of the opinion that the Scotsman must buy during the transfer window but how much money the Glazers, the owners of the club have left in the bank remain a key question.
Sir Alex spent over £ 55 million in the summer and brought in three players but none of them are midfield operators, a position that has been asking several questions of the Manchester United manager over the last few years, but with Fergie insisting that he will not buy this term, it is hard to see him make any investment.
All of which leaves fans wondering about the clubs chances of winning a trophy, with their odds on the FA Cup betting online markets lengthening because fans aren't sure that United have the strength in depth to win it.