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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Man Utd’s transfer situation is “looking good” amid Maguire & Dybala links

By Harry Edwards

Published: 11:20, 2 August 2019

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted the club are still looking to do business before the transfer window closes.

While most of Europe’s biggest teams will have until September 2nd to make signings, the transfer window for the Premier League shuts on August 8th – one day before the start of the new season.

Will Man Utd sign any more players? Five things to know…

  • Manchester United have made two signings in the summer so far.
  • Daniel James has joined from Swansea City, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka made the move from Crystal Palace.
  • The Red Devils have also been linked with moves for Harry Maguire and Paulo Dybala as the window enters its final week.
  • And Solskjaer has revealed Man Utd are looking to add to their squad before the start of the new season.
  • The Premier League transfer window closes at 5pm BST on Thursday, August 8th.

About to undergo his first full season as Manchester United manager, Solskjaer has already secured the signings of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. But the Red Devils are being linked with several deals before next week including Harry Maguire and Paulo Dybala.

And Solskjaer has revealed he is looking to make more signings in the coming week.

“We’re looking good,” he told Sky Sports News. “Of course we’ve been working on a few cases over the summer. It’s never easy.

“The club has been very good and the market is very hard.

“We’re trying to get to the start of the season with the squad that we want.”

Despite looking to dip into the market, Solskjaer also revealed his transfer plans have not been changed by Eric Bailly’s injury, with the centre-back set for another long spell on the sidelines.

“No, not really,” he added when asked if his plans have been affected.

“Eric was a big blow for us. He had an operation just before summer, he worked hard and now it’s the other knee.

“It is never nice when you get a bad injury but luckily the surgeon was happy with the repair and he’ll be fine when he comes back.”

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Premier League has disadvantage in transfer window

This summer brings the second year in a row in which the Premier League’s transfer window closes earlier than their European rivals. Serie A’s window also closes before the start of their new season, but still runs until August 23rd. But Ligue 1, Bundesliga and La Liga sides will have until September 2nd to bolster their squads.

And Solskjaer believes this puts the Premier League at a disadvantage.

“I think we have picked the short straw, to be fair,” he said.

“When our league starts there is still three more weeks that clubs can be hovering around our players.

“I don’t think it is a good one for us, no.”