Pundit explains why Solskjaer will get more money to spend in January

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be trusted with more money to spend in January, according to Tony Cascarino.

The former Millwall striker says Solskjaer’s first three signings – Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire – have all “done well” despite the season being less than a month old.

The Norwegian has spent the best part of £150million adding three players to his squad, although he has recouped in excess of £60million after the sale of Romelu Lukaku and Matteo Darmian and loan fee for Chris Smalling.

And Cascarino has told talkSPORT that his new signings have already done enough to give Solskjaer another chance of spending in the next window.

“If you look at the signings, all positive, all come in and done well,” Cascarino said. “He’ll get another window in January.

“Now, a lot’s been made that they’ve lost forwards, they’re down on the forward side.


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“Sanchez, Lukaku, Daniel James has come in and done better. Now you get to the next window, Man United I think they’ll trust Ole and go ‘we’ll give you money again’.

‘What they did this summer was spend a lot of money bringing in players, invested heavily.

“But all his signings have worked, so now they’re going to trust him with his judgement of signings. That’s a big thing to get as a manager.

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“Some clubs might go ‘here’s £60m-70m-80m-90m – you go and blow it and players don’t work out who you bring to that football club, they won’t want to give you £80m-90m again.

“I think Man United if need be in January and Ole goes ‘I need this and this’, I think United will back him.

“Why? Because he’s got previous. His first three signings at the football club have all been very positive – I think they’ll do them again.

“They’ve got a long way to catch up but I think they’re on the road to rebuilding a football club and that is very important.

“I don’t see United’s situation nowhere near as bad [as some people].”