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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms Man Utd are “working on” two new transfers

By Ben Green

Published: 14:45, 7 July 2019

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed the club are currently in the midst of negotiating two new transfers. 

The Red Devils have already acquired the services of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, but have been credited with an interest in Harry Maguire and Sean Longstaff.

Who are Man Utd’s targets? Five things to know…

  • Solskjaer may look to bring in a host of new players after Ander Herrera completed his switch to Paris Saint-Germain.
  • Recent revelations have also emerged that Paul Pogba is “in the process” of leaving the club.
  • Man Utd have already signed Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace and James from Swansea City.
  • The Red Devils have been heavily linked with Maguire, Longstaff and Bruno Fernandes.
  • Solskjaer has confirmed the club are working on moves for just two new players.

Man Utd are also said to be one of the clubs keen on Sporting Lisbon playmaker Bruno Fernandes, with club president Frederico Varandas already admitting the 24-year-old could be the “most expensive” sale in Leoes’ history.

The Norwegian coach has now confirmed, ahead of the club’s summer tour to Australia and the Far East, that United are currently hoping to get two new deals over the line.

He told MUTV (via Evening Standard): “We’ve been good in the market. Still working on a case or two. I’ve been in touch with Joel (Glazer) and Ed (Woodward) and recruitment over summer.

“There will probably be some more business done, but we are happy with what we have done so far. We want players who can get us off the edge of their seats. They are hungry and at the start of their careers. They are here now.

“We don’t expect them to set the world alight in their first day. But they have an ‘X Factor’. It is about them coming in, being themselves and show they want to take someone’s place. That should spur others on.”

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Solskjaer sets sights on disturbing established order

With Manchester City and Liverpool the two dominant forces in English football at present, Solskjaer has challenged his players to reduce the current chasm separating the top two from the rest of the league next term.

He said: “Those five or six months before the end of last season was great knowledge for me. I found out what we can do when we are at our best.

“The two top teams last season were so consistent. We have to get up there. Pre-season is about laying foundations.

“We can’t wait to get started on this journey to become the real Man Utd we know we can be.”