Rennes ace Yann M'Vila has been mentioned, but Ferguson says he doesn't believe in the role.
â€śIf you look at the examples, Fabregas was one of the best midfield players in England for five years but he wasnâ€™t a big lad and wasnâ€™t a holding player,â€ť said Sir Alex. â€śHe was an attacking player. Xavi and [Andres] Iniesta are small players â€“ you canâ€™t call them holding players.
"I donâ€™t think weâ€™ve had a holding player since Iâ€™ve been here. Weâ€™ve never had a holding player.
â€śWe tried to get Roy Keane to do that but he just couldnâ€™t do it. He had to play a way that was his own way of playing, so Iâ€™ve not had it for 25 years. Why should I think about it now?â€ť