Solskjaer Eyes Man United Boost In January Transfer


Struggling English Premiership side, Manchester United are already eyeing the January transfer period in a bid to boost their squad for the ongoing season.

According to their embattled manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Old Trafford club will be looking to bring on board one or two players during the transfer window to improve their chances of finishing in the top four for a Champions League place come 2020/2021 season.

He however said the team will not be spending big on transfer fees and wages as they seek to turn their fortunes around.

After a poor start to the season that has been further disrupted by injuries to key players, the Red Devils are currently placed 12th on the Premier League log ahead of Sunday’s home game against league leaders and current champions of Europe, Liverpool

Solskjaer had sanctioned the departures of forwards Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez at the close last season without reinforcing United’s attack and he also has goalkeeper David De Gea and midfielder Paul Pogba out injured presently.

“We’re looking at one or two new signings. We’re one or two players light. If the right ones are available in January then we might do something. If not, these players will give everything (for a top four finish).

“I’m not going to go down the route of bringing players in on big contracts and fees if they’re not the right ones for the whole group and for the future.

“The money is there to strengthen in January and in the summer,”  the Norwegian said.

United started the season with a 4-0 win over Chelsea but have scored five goals in seven league matches since and Solskjaer said an injury to forward Anthony Martial, who has not played since August, was a factor in their struggles.

“There are many reasons, but one of them is injuries to Anthony. Creating chances has been a challenge for us with teams dropping deep.

“But we’re practising patterns every single week. When we get the players fit. 

“I’m going to make Marcus and Anthony score those scruffy goals, as that’s what I did,” the 46-year-old former United player said. – Agency report

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