Football - Woodward not expecting big changes

Sir Alex Ferguson has been told there is no need for "a major retooling" of his Premier League title-wining squad.

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The Manchester United manager has already spoken of the plans he is putting in place ahead of an intended summer recruitment drive.

Last week, Ferguson even responded to questions about a link with Borussia Dortmund hit-man Robert Lewandowski by claiming he would always find room for quality additions to his squad.

However, speaking on a conference call to outline United's third-quarter results, Ed Woodward, who will replace David Gill as Red Devils chief executive in the summer, has claimed a massive spending spree is not necessary.

"I wouldn't expect there to be a major retooling of the squad," said Woodward.

"There is incredible depth. We could put two first teams out with 11 internationals in each.

"It has been a phenomenal season. We are a long way ahead in the Premier League and, whilst I wouldn't describe the way we got knocked out of the Champions League as luck, things could have gone differently in that game.

"We have a young squad and each of those are a year older. We are very comfortable with make up of team and squad."

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