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Solskjaer promises ‘responsible’ transfer business

Solskjaer promises 'responsible' transfer business
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer © Gallo Images

Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, says United will have to ensure they conduct responsible and realistic business in their plan to improve the club’s performance.

It has been close to a year since Old Trafford last welcomed supporters in a game in which Man Utd won 2-0 against closest rivals Manchester City.

Solskjaer’s side has not beaten any big six rivals this season. United are currently second in the Premier League table, 15 points behind rivals Man City.

The Norwegian believes much has to change if the club is to succeed. The Covid-19 pandemic impacted heavily on their finances.

“We have to be realistic, we have to be responsible in the way we do our business both on and off the pitch,” he said.

“There are improvements in the training ground, stadium. We just have to look at the whole picture.

“Where can we spend the money? And how much is there? It’s just the real world now. It has changed.”

According to Solskjaer, young players from the United academy would get playing time in the first team since a lot has changed due to the covid-19 pandemic.

“Of course, all clubs in the world are going through the same situation so it’s no different for other clubs than for us,” he said.

“I think there’s just going to be less and less transfers happening in the world of football until this changes.”

Man Utd signed three players last summer, Alex Telles, Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani. Cavani joined United as a free agent, with an option to extend his contract by a year.

The Uruguayan striker’s future at Man Utd is unknown since the club has interests in signing Borussia Dortmund’s striker Erling Haaland.

“I always say that Mason (Greenwood), Anthony (Martial), Edinson… when we can really get them really firing that means we’re a very good team,” he said.

“But we’re always looking at better players, of course, we are.”

Written by Quincy Charles

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