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‘Optimistic’ Solskjaer warns that ‘timing is an issue’ for more Manchester United signings

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he is ‘optimistic’ about the club making more signings, but warned that ‘timing is an issue’.

The Old Trafford outfit were expected to make wholesale changes this summer following last season’s miserable campaign, although their summer business so far stands at just two arrivals.

Out of contract stars Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia left the club, but so far, with just over three weeks until the start of the new season, Manchester United‘s squad remains largely unchanged.

As usual, the Red Devils have been linked with a plethora of players, with Solskjaer thought to want at least two central midfielders, a centre back, and maybe a forward – should Romelu Lukaku move to Inter Milan as expected.

Speaking after United’s 2-0 win over Perth Glory in Western Australia on Saturday, the Norwegian admitted that while he is optimistic, the club are running out of time to make signings, which is in the hands of executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward.

“You need to speak to Ed or others,” he said in the post-match press conference.

“We are working, as I said before. Timing is an issue but we are optimistic.”

United have been linked with the likes of Harry Maguire, Sean Longstaff, Bruno Fernandes and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in recent weeks, but in each instance have been unable to come to an agreement, with clubs quoting the Premier League giants top dollar for their players.

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