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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Something will happen in the transfer window

After finishing second in the recently concluded Premier League season, Manchester United's manager has conceded that they have to strengthen themselves.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a file photo; Credit: Manchester United Twitter
By Karthik Raman | Jun 5, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated that summer signings will happen at Old Trafford in this window. After finishing second in the recently concluded Premier League season, Manchester United’s manager has conceded that they have to strengthen themselves. Red Devils finished 12 points behind winners Manchester City in the league and lost the Europa League final to Villarreal. Solskjaer told TV2, “We are second best, but too far behind to threaten those who won. We have to strengthen ourselves.”

“Of course, something will happen in the transfer window. The world has become very different than 15-16 months ago, but we have to make some moves in the transfer window and also with the team. It is never possible to sit back. You are constantly looking for reinforcements. Football is dynamic, so unexpected things can happen such as injuries, illness or that someone wants to move.”

He added, “You have to take everything possible into consideration and reflection. I will never sit down and think that ‘now the team is the way I want it to be’, because you always see some other players or other teams doing something you want.”

Reports are linking Manchester United with a defender, a defensive midfielder, and a right-sided winger or a forward. Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, Villarreal’s Pau Torres and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane are the names frequently linked with the club.

Speaking about Edinson Cavani, Ole said, “It was very important because we have not seen close to his best yet. He came here in October and had not played football in seven months.”

“It takes time to get in shape, even if he takes care of himself. He got some injuries and little things that bothered him, and it is only recently that we have begun to see some of the best of him. When he gets this experience and a run-up, he will be better than this year, despite the fact that he is getting older. I am very happy that it has happened, but that does not mean that we are not looking for someone who can challenge or learn from him.”

Solskjaer informed that the club knows what kind of player he wants. “We want the best players here, and the club knows what I want,” Ole added. “I do not know how the dialogue goes, but if we are to fight for the best trophies, we must have the best players.”



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