Solskjaer explains United’s January transfer moves

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Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has clarified comments he made about getting new players to join his squad at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer, who spoke with newsmen after United’s 4-0 win against AZ Alkmaar on Thursday night was asked about the January transfer window and said the club were looking at ‘two to three players’.

‘We’re looking to strengthen in many positions. If you look at our squad compared to the others, we’re getting there but we still need two or three players to have a squad with enough numbers to rotate throughout a long season, so we’ll see what we sign,’ said Solskjaer.

However, speaking ahead of Sunday’s clash against Everton, Solskjaer insists he was talking about the long-term and says his targets may not necessarily be available in January.

‘I didn’t say January did I? I said going forward,’ said Solskjaer. ‘Targets that we’re looking at, they’re long-term targets. If there’s something popping up that might be as a short-term, maybe. But we’re always thinking long term.’

Manchester United confident of beating Liverpool & Chelsea to £100m Sancho deal United are keen on Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho but their chances of landing the forward could depend on their league finish this season.

The Red Devils are also in the running for Red Bull Salzburg forward Erling Haaland but he has reservations about a lack of playing time at Old Trafford.

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Solskjaer has significant funds to spend in January after failing to use the £74m raised from Romelu Lukaku’s move to Inter Milan last summer.

However, he’s willing to carry that money over until the end of the season if – as is expected – none of his long-term targets are available.

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