Manchester United boss Solskjaer explains transfer struggles as Red Devils eye signings

Mason Greenwood

Solskjaer’s support to Greenwood for England dismissal

"We understand to get further we have to strengthen".

Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood's first England call-up ended with him being disciplined for breaking Covid-19 rules, but club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday the 18-year-old should not have been part of the squad.

'The history we have, we can look back 10 or 20 years at the great players we had.

Former Man United Gary Neville is now of the opinion that the Red Devils can not afford to make a winger their top target as he claims that they need a centre-back more than other departments.

'I've been in dialogue with the club.

United get their season underway this afternoon with a home game against Crystal Palace, last weeks game against Burnley having been postponed due to their elongated 2019/20 campaign. Of course, the financial uncertainty of that has added on the difficulty of predicting where we're at.

While United try to bolster their team after finishing third to qualify for the Champions League last season, Premier League holders Liverpool, rivals Chelsea and neighbours Manchester City have been active in the market. It's a group I don't really want to say what they cannot do - they can go as far as they want themselves.

He said: "I want players in the building that we want to work with and who wants to be a part of it and who wants to be here".

'For me, since Sir Alex left we've been averaging fifth.

'Everyone saw development with Bruno (Fernandes) coming in, Harry (Maguire) being captain and showing leadership skills and Aaron (Wan-Bissaka) did well'.

David de Gea has maintained his place as Manchester United's first-choice goalkeeper after his impressive performances for Spain during the September worldwide break. "I'm privileged to have the goalkeeping department I have".

'Some of the stuff is fantastic and it's going to be an interesting thing for many to follow'.

The 3-1 defeat further highlighted United's need to bring in more signings before the window closes on October 5 but the board have struggled to agree a deal for number one target Jadon Sancho and have started the season with just one new signing in the form of midfielder Donny van de Beek. I'm sure we'll see them together'.

"You want always to have as long as possible with players".

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