Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has hinted he may buy a new playmaker before the summer market shuts.

Ferguson remains desperate to recruit a creative player for the middle of the park.

"We do have an issue in central midfield, there's no doubt about that, because getting a Scholes or a Carrick is very difficult these days," said Ferguson.

"We have the boy Nick Powell coming through, but he's young and although he's a very good talent he'll eventually be a midfield player."