Man Utd legend Cole expects Fergie to buy this summer

Manchester United legend Andy Cole believes Sir Alex Ferguson will buy this summer.

Cole is convinced Ferguson knows he must add to his squad after a trophyless campaign.

He told PA Sport: "The gaffer's very, very disappointed that we lost it the way we did do but, ultimately, he brushes it all underneath the carpet and says, 'Hey, it's gone now - let's look towards next season'. He always does that.

"He'll bring in new players, everyone knows that, and he'll have a right good go at it again.

"Because that's what the manager is. He loves a challenge.

"He said that when we won our 19th championship, he said that last season, that we love a challenge and whoever throws down the gauntlet, we're prepared to challenge them.

"Man City have done that now and, no doubt, are going to be a challenger."

Having lost the title on goal difference, Cole envisaged Ferguson strengthening in midfield and up front in particular.

"He's let a centre-forward go in Michael Owen, so he might look in a centre-forward position," Cole said.

"He's been linked with a couple of midfield players as well, so we'll just have to wait and see."

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