Giggs throws down the gauntlet for Solskjaer’s transfer plans at Man Utd

Date published: Sunday 6th October 2019 11:35

Ryan Giggs has said that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs “four or five” new players if he is to restore the club to its former glory.

United have taken only nine points from seven games to make their worst start to a top-flight campaign for 30 years.

Solskjaer‘s side have not scored more than one goal in a match since an opening-day win over Chelsea – and hopes of a top-four spot at Old Trafford appear a distant prospect.

Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James were recruited this summer at a cost of £145million, but United great Giggs says much more is needed for the club to recapture past glories.

“They need another four or five players,” Wales manager Giggs said ahead of United’s Sunday visit to Newcastle.



“[Solskjaer] has bought in three players but he probably needs seven or eight [altogether].

“But you can’t do that over one transfer window, so you have to be patient because it will be slow.

“The culture has changed and what he is trying to do was much needed. He needs time.”

Elsewhere, Sunday’s newspapers report quotes from a United insider who has denied rumours of a rift with Paul Pogba over the Frenchman’s future at the club.

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