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UNCERTAIN: Solskjaer says further transfers would be a “bonus”

 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says further signings will be a “bonus” following summer deals for Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, while the Manchester United boss says his talks with Paul Pogba have been positive.

Having finished second in the Premier League and Europa League last season, the Red Devils made a pair of impressive moves to bolster the squad.

United finally got their hands on Sancho, with the winger’s £73million switch from Borussia Dortmund swiftly followed by striking a deal with Real Madrid for long-standing target Varane.

There remains work to do but the noises out of Old Trafford continue to suggest that further acquisitions would be dependent on summer sales – something Solskjaer appears braced for.

“Anything from now is a bonus,” United manager Solskjaer said when asked about further signings before the deadline.

“I have to say that with the two signings we’ve got, we’ve strengthened where we wanted to strengthen.

“Let’s see what happens. You never know in football. Anything can happen, ins and outs.”

United still have a lot of decisions to make before the month is out.

Pogba’s future is a topic that is sure to dominate, with Paris St Germain strongly linked to a player who is out of contract at Old Trafford next summer.

“I hope every player thinks this is the place to be to win trophies,” Solskjaer said.

“When you sign for Manchester United, you have to rise to the challenge.

“Paul has come back and he’s fresh and he’s always such a positive boy. The talks I’ve had with him have all been positive.”

Speculation is sure to rumble on as United looked to push for their first league crown since 2013, with Solskjaer speaking about incoming players needing the “character” to match their ability.


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