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Solskjaer admits Manchester United ‘need more goalscorers’ ahead of Friday's transfer deadline

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United ‘need more goalscorers’ as the club continue to monitor potential targets ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline.

The winter window has proven to be a frustrating period for Premier League clubs at present, though Manchester United are on the verge of completing their first piece of major business after agreeing terms with Sporting Lisbon over a deal for midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

The Red Devils have been chasing the Portugal international throughout the January window and are now on the verge of sealing a deal for the 25-year-old, with a medical and personal terms to be finalised ahead of a move which could eventually cost the club £68m.

Fernandes has scored 63 goals in all competitions over the past three seasons for Sporting, and will bring creativity and goals to a United midfield that has been lacking imagination so far this season.

However, Solskjaer admits his side are still in need of a greater goal threat, but says he is unsure whether there will be further incomings ahead of tomorrow’s transfer deadline.

“I am not sure,” Solskjaer said when asked at Wednesday’s post-match press conference if anyone else would be arriving this month.

“We need more goalscorers and more goals. That is a definite. We need someone who will break their nose to score a goal.

“If we get Bruno over the line we have someone who will score and create. Let’s talk on Friday.”

United have been linked with Edinson Cavani, Islam Slimani and Odion Ighalo in recent weeks.

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