Solskjaer identifies three key areas for Man Utd to strengthen in summer

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants a No. 10, a right-sided attacker and a striker in the summer transfer window, according to reports.

Having thinned out their squad ahead of this season with the departures of the likes of Chris Smalling, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku, the Red Devils have struggled for options.

The club’s situation has not been aided by midfielders, with Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay both currently absent.

In the most recent transfer window, United brought in Bruno Fernandes to bolster their midfield and eventually signed a striker in the form of Odion Ighalo, who joined late on deadline day on Friday.

According to the Evening Standard, however, Solskjaer is planning ahead and wants players in advanced positions ahead of next season.

Furthermore, United‘s transfer kitty could be boosted by the departure of Pogba, who has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in recent months.

Real Madrid were reportedly interested in signing the Frenchman last summer and reports in Saturday’s newspapers have revealed that the midfielder will be top of Juventus’ wish list at the end of the season.



Fernandes arrives at Old Trafford with considerable expectation on his shoulders, not least because of his price tag but also due to his previous role as Sporting Lisbon captain.

Former United winger Nani has spoken of his admiration for his compatriot and backed the player to impress.

Nani said in a message on the Red Devils’ official Twitter page: “Just wishing good luck to Bruno Fernandes, who just moved to Manchester, and [I] ask you guys to give him good support. Have a little bit of patience for his adaptation in the team.

“For sure he will prove his qualities, he’ll score beautiful goals.”

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