Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was happy to talk more about his summer signings after yesterday's Community Shield victory over Chelsea.

Nani saw action as a late substitute and Ferguson remarked: "We've identified the potential in Nani and Anderson and they can eventually develop into top players. Tevez has the experience of playing in England for a year and he has shown that he can become one of the best strikers in the world.

"Tevez can play well with Wayne Rooney. I don't think they are identical, other than that they are of similar physique, they are two footed, quickish and they can beat their man. He will play a friendly on Wednesday and then, hopefully, he can play against Reading.

"Hargreaves has European experience and will shore up the midfield against counter-attacks.

"The teams are not at 100 per cent but it's a stepping stone to next week. Everybody knows we are the two best sides in the country but Arsenal and Liverpool will play a bigger hand this season."