Manchester United boss Solskjaer explains transfer struggles as Red Devils eye signings

Manchester United boss Solskjaer explains transfer struggles as Red Devils eye signings

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful Manchester United can make new signings before the transfer deadline after hitting a brick wall in talks over Jadon Sancho and losing out to Tottenham in the battle for Gareth Bale.

Evra believes United - who face Luton Town in the Carabao Cup third round at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday night - need to completely rethink their approach to signing players and singled out head of corporate development Matt Judge, who is responsible for negotiating transfers and contacts, for criticism.

Bale will rejoin Tottenham from the Spanish club after choosing his old club over United, and Borussia Dortmund are refusing to budge on their £108m valuation of Sancho.

That was a good deal for this team and the club, but afterwards, Man United failed to make the most out of that momentum and they will be looking to make most of their deals in the last weeks of the summer transfer window.

United had been linked to Real Madrid full-back Sergio Reguilon but he is set for Jose Mourinho's Tottenham, while Thiago Alcantara joined Liverpool from Bayern Munich following talks among his agent and the Red Devils. The club's working hard and I understand that they're working hard.

"When we sit down and we discuss, sometimes it doesn't happen as planned". Life isn't a straight line here. Let's see if we bring anyone in.

"You need the quality on the pitch, you also need the personal qualities but you must also really want to be here and you need to show that you want to be here - that's really important for us as a group that we move forward".

"Fans will always want the best possible team to watch, the best possible Manchester United team and that's the passion we want and the history we have". "My focus is us, of course", Solskjaer said. "I'm very happy, delighted to get him in - exceptional smashing lad, very good player that will give us something".

"You can't ignore the impact of coronavirus", Solskjaer continued.

'Of course, we've done some business with Donny.

'He would be going to play for a manager that has trust, if you look at some managers they don't trust that talent.

'I think we can go into the new season with confidence with the way we finished last season, ' he added.

United get their season underway this afternoon with a home game against Crystal Palace, last weeks game against Burnley having been postponed due to their elongated 2019/20 campaign.

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