FERGUSON TO LIMIT MAN UNITED SIGNINGS
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has said that he may not sign any more players before the start of next season.
The 68-year-old has already added Fulham defender Chris Smalling and Mexican striker Javier Hernandez to his team, who finished just one point behind new champions Chelsea in the English Premier League.
But, speaking at a press conferencein New York to promote United's summer tour of North America, Ferguson suggested he would not be making any further additions to his squad this summer.
"The structure of our squad is good in terms of ages, the balance, the numbers 8
and there's a lot of good young players.
"Sometimes you have to trust in all the development of the last few years and I'm going to stick with that, or most ofit.
"There may be one signing and maybe we'd like to get a good player to the club but we're still assessing whoever is available and the difficulties in terms of who you'd bring in."
However, United will not be looking for a replacement for goalkeeper Ben Foster who signed a three-year contract with Premier League rivals Birmingham on Wednesday.
BARCELONA RETAIN LA LIGA TITLE IN STYLE
LionelMessi scored his 33rd and 34th goals of the season as Barcelona crushed Valladolid 4-0 to retain their Spanish Primera Liga title by three points from Real Madrid, who were held 1-1 at Malaga on Sunday.
The 22-year-old Messi put the icing on the cake of a memorable campaign for him personally, helping Barca finish the season on 99 points, the most points gained in Spanish league history.
Witharch-rivals Madrid breathing down their necks, just a point separated the two sides going into the final match of the season, Pep Guardiola's side knew that only a victory would guarantee their fourth league title in six seasons.
And they were handed the perfect start when visiting defender Luis Prieto managed to slice Pedro's 27th-minute cross into his own net.
Pedro was instrumental in Barca'ssecond goal four minutes later, sliding the ball through the goalkeeper's legs after latching onto Messi's pass.
Argentine maestro Messi then took over. He netted his first -- and Barca's third -- on the hour mark when tapping home after Yaya Toure's powerful run had split the Valladolid defence.
The scoring was completed with 15 minutes remaining when Messi fired home after against being set-up byToure.
United: Rooney will be fit for World Cup; Totti hit with four-game ban
England striker Wayne Rooney is expected to be fit for the World Cup in South Africa despite suffering another injury setback on club duty with Manchester United on Sunday.
The 24-year-old, who last month was sidelined with ankle damage, went off with a recurrence of his recent groin problem 13 minutes from the endof United's 4-0 victory over Stoke.
He was unable to score, finishing his European season with 34 goals and missing out on the Premier League's golden boot award to Chelsea's Didier Drogba, who netted a hat-trick in the 8-0 victory over Wigan that ended United's three-year grip on the title.
England coach Fabio Capello will name his provisional 30-man squad for South Africa on Tuesday, and Unitedwere quick to dispel any fears that Rooney might be not fit for his second World Cup finals appearance.
He should be fine. It is just a precaution and he will be looking forward to his World Cup
--Man Utd coach Mike Phelan
"He should be okay," assistant manager Mike Phelan told the UK Press Association. "All the phone calls and all the worries we can dispel straight away.
"He should befine. It is just a precaution and he will be looking forward to his World Cup."
Inter fight back to stun holders Barca
Inter Milan fought back to stun holders Barcelona 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Tuesday.
Pedro had given the visitors a 19th-minute lead, but goals from Wesley Sneijder, Maicon and Diego Milito turned the match on its head to inflict the biggest...
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