Man Utd hold talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over four new signings | Football | Sport


Manchester United finished sixth in the Premier League last season and boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had hoped he would be able to overhaul his squad during the summer.

However, the club only managed to bring in three news signings, while also showing the door to several first-team players.

And while the additions of Harry Maguire from Leicester City and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace have helped the team defensively, the only attacking player brought in was winger Daniel James who joined from Championship side Swansea.

United have struggled to score goals this season and according The Times, the club’s board is willing to remain patient with Solskjaer as they acknowledge the scale of the task at hand in rebuilding his squad.

The report claims that the Norwegian has held meetings with the club’s hierarchy and they will be looking to make four signings next year, including a centre forward.

While United have been found lacking up front this season, they have also not been helped by injuries.

Paul Pogba, who was Untied’s top goal scorer in the league last season with 13 goals, has missed seven matches this campaign after suffering an ankle injury.

Anthony Martial, who scored 10 goals in the league last season, has been sidelined for eight games because of a hamstring injury.

And Marcus Rashford has only managed to find the back of the net once in his last nine matches.

The report claims that United’s board also understand the predicament Solskjaer finds himself in after the club decided sell Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan after months of negotiations with the Italian side.

Due to the decision to sell the Belgian for £74million late in the transfer window, United were left with little time to find a suitable replacement.

The Red Devils also decided to send Alexis Sanchez out on loan to Inter, in a move they knew could leave the club shorthanded of experienced attackers.

And while Solskjaer recently admitted that the club had been looking at options of bringing in a replacement forward during the summer, he admitted it was better to “bite the bullet and wait” rather than spend large amounts of money on a player he was uncertain about.

During his two-years with the club Lukaku found the back of the net 42 times in 96 games in all competitions for the Red Devils.

In the past two season Rashford has scored 26 goals in 99 games, while Martial has scored 23 goals in 83 games in all competitions.

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