Ferguson: No more signings
Sir Alex Ferguson handed Michael Owen the prized Manchester United No7 shirt and then declared Old Trafford closed for transfer business.
It was anticipated Ferguson would make further signings in addition to Owen, Antonio Valencia and Gabriel Obertan, who joined last week from Bordeaux.
However, faced with a market over-inflated by Real Madrid and Manchester City, Ferguson has decided his current squad is good enough to challenge for an unprecedented fourth consecutive league title, even though Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez have left.
He said: "It is the end of our business, so all these stories about who were are supposed to be getting - forget it.
"The numbers that are being tossed about are amazing. Everybody in Europe and England, their valuations have just shot sky high."