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Solskjaer "optimistic" about Man Utd January signings

Solskjaer "optimistic" about Man Utd January signings Photo: TT
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is “optimistic” the Red Devils can land several signings to bolster their squad during the January transfer window.

The Red Devils are reportedly interested in adding a midfielder and a forward to their squad, but have missed out on targets Christian Eriksen and Erling Haaland.

Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes and young Reading striker Danny Loader have also been linked with the Mancunians.

“I’m always an optimist,” Solskjaer said.

“I’m optimistic we can keep players fit and if the right ones become available we do have the resources and I do have the backing from the board, but it’s also about getting the right ones. It has to be.

“There’s no point suddenly bringing someone else in now for the sake of three or four months if that can disrupt any good feeling or chemistry in the group, because the chemistry in the group is really good.

“It has to be the right type and it has to be a good investment for the long term as well.”

Meanwhile, United won’t lose Paul Pogba anytime soon according to his agent Mina Raiola.

“Paul has always respected Manchester United just as Manchester United has also always respected Paul,” he said.

“And the only one that talks for Manchester United and for Paul is Ole…

“I go by what he [Solskjaer] says. He will not move, and that’s OK. We are good with them.

“As long as Paul is at Manchester United he wants to win trophies… he wants to give it 100%.”

Ben somerford
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