Solskjaer provides Man Utd transfer update after ‘strange’ summer

September 10, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has been taking the transfer market “day by day” and hasn’t set himself a recruitment “target”.

The Red Devils have so far brought in Donny van de Beek from Ajax in a deal worth around £40m, which will improve their already strong midfield department.

They have been heavily linked with a number of other players this summer, Jadon Sancho being the most high-profile, but the Man Utd boss admits they are biding their time.

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“We are always looking to see if there is any way possible that we can improve this squad and bring players in that will have the right level, quality, personality and fits all the criteria,” Solskjaer told BBC Radio Five Live.

“This summer and year has been a strange one and it is very important everyone understands this has an affect on football. Not everyone can spend millions and millions.

“I never set myself a target, like scoring 20 goals as a player. You just have to go day by day, making sure you develop and improve.

“We have a vision of where we want to get to but know so many things can come in the way. I believe in seeing how the team and club develops.

“We are developing team, a year or so into our rebuild. We had to make some decisions last summer and throughout the season we have seen how this team is getting better and getting used to each other.

“I’d rather be an optimist and be wrong than be a pessimist and be right. I did think we would qualify for the Champions League but I was hoping for a trophy along the way as well.

“It is never easy to have too many new players in the team, it takes time for players to gel into a unit. We have seen some clubs go for the quick fix and some have trust in the process. We have to improve and get results but adding players with different qualities than we have.”

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