Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plays down January transfer spending spree

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plays down January transfer spending spree

Manchester United signed Leicester City defender Harry Maguire, Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Swansea City winger Daniel James in the summer transfer window.

They have fared admirably at times, but the Red Devils still find themselves short in important areas of the field.

Big money will need to be invested plugging the other gaps, with injuries - such as that being endured by World Cup victor Pogba - highlighting the need for further change.

Scott McTominay will movement over the fixture as he's collected a fortnight a ways off from convalescing from an ankle damage.

"They haven't got futures some of them, some of them are injured".

"It's a problem for them and it's just not good enough, the midfield just doesn't have good enough quality".

As a result, Pochettino's Tottenham had an invisible ceiling placed above them, which could only be broken by investing in a couple of world-class players who are capable of taking Spurs to the next level.

And it is the Spanish outlet Cope who now reports that the Manchester United midfielder could be on the move to the Santiago Bernabeu as early as January.

"It's a problem full stop - it needs strengthening".

Going into the January transfer window, it might be wise for United to appoint a new manager, but should that new manager be Mauricio Pochettino?

He has started to backtrack, though, with the Norwegian having revealed that loan deals may represent the height of United's ambition during a period in which value for money is notoriously hard to find.

Asked if those players will be available in January, Solskjaer added: "Probably not because that is the thing - it is in January. If we're right, we can go to places like this and we should win games like this, but we have got to learn from that disappointing first 60 to 70 minutes", he said. Presumably one or two in general is a mortgage deal but that is no longer a vast cash thing, it's fair appropriate to aid the crew'. "We're looking at what can be available for us".

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