He told the Daily Mail: "I am happy with the squad. I genuinely think there's good improvement there and there are some areas where we expect more improvement. We signed Anderson, Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez and Nani and these players will improve and it gives you confidence. Other players will play better, like Michael Carrick, who has more authority in his game, and Owen Hargreaves, if he can get rid of his tendonitis problem.
"Hopefully he can and get back to playing for us all the time because he is an important player."