"The transfer window was difficult because I wasn't put into the job until July 1. I wasn't in and around Carrington, I couldn't be here and that was a little bit of a difficult time in the summer. Overall, though, I had an idea of what was required. We had 2 or 3 targets in mind.
"Sir Alex had told me what was needed. I was mainly working off Sir Alex's blueprint from the coaching staff and scouting staff. There were 2 or 3 players that we just didn't pull off at the last minute on a couple of occasions. I did feel that when you come in, you need to assess your squad and give everybody an opportunity. Hopefully, most players would say they have had some games, some would like more but we have tried to get everybody that chance."