Manchester United boss speaks on club’s transfer plans for the summer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has acknowledged that the club are expected to spend on new recruits during the summer, although they have yet to finalise any targets for the same. The Red Devils recently appointed Ole on a three-year contract after witnessing his success in the caretaker position, and the Norwegian is expected to be involved in the transfer proceedings for the forthcoming transfer window.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Solskjaer said that the club need to push for new signings to make progress and initial talks have been held regarding the same, he said: “Of course, we’ve been discussing how to move the club forward. That doesn’t mean we’ve said x amount of money or x amount of players. We’ve sat down and discussed but now it’s easier to be clear about what we need to do because we will do some business this summer.”

Meanwhile, United have got themselves in a great position to make the top four after managing 10 wins from the past 13 league matches and Solskjaer has admitted that the Champions League remains crucial to luring some of the world’s best to Old Trafford, he added: “Of course, the lure, if you want, of the Champions League is important. It might be important for some players but to play for Man United, you know if you sign a contract for five years or four years, you’re going to be playing in the Champions League.”

United are presently just a couple of points behind the top four positions but they still have a tough challenge to make the Champions League places, considering they have to face Manchester City and Chelsea in their home ground with other tricky games on the road. Nonetheless, they have brought themselves within the cusp of the top four and it remains to be seen whether the positive atmosphere around the club pushes the players to the limits to seal Champions League qualification.