Sir Alex Ferguson
Ferguson believes that Manchester United's medical centre will take the club to higher heights. Reuters

Sir Alex Ferguson says that Manchester United's new medical centre will give the club a huge boost as they look to fix injury issues which have plagued the club in seasons past and present.

The Red Devils are currently suffering from a defensive injury crisis, and last season the squad had the same issues in the midfield, which were only remedied by Paul Scholes coming out of retirement.

However, United are working hard to reduce injury problems around the club and their new state-of-the-art medical centre, which cost around £25 million and will use the latest technology from Toshiba, will go a long way to clearing the treatment table.

The new centre will be able to predict injuries as well as treating them, with staff able to see whether a player will have problems up to six months in the future.

And Ferguson believes that this initiative at the club is better than any marquee signing as he looks to rid United of their injury issues once and for all.

"This is a great partnership [with Toshiba] because it is something new, something 
different," Ferguson told the Daily Mirror.

"We made a couple of signings in the summer but this is a big signing, perhaps the most important step forward this club has taken in a long, long time.

"Sometimes supporters won't see that, the public won't see that, but we'll see it and the players will really appreciate it.

"We've been building the medical centre for quite a time now, for about six months.

"But we're getting there and this partnership with Toshiba will add to it with their medical systems bringing a new dimension to sports science and medical treatment for our players.

"It will put us above most clubs in the world. We already have a fantastic medical staff and they will relish the challenge of working with Toshiba medical systems."

The centre is expected to be opened in November, on the eve of Ferguson's 26th season in charge at Old Trafford.