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Solskjaer admits Manchester United want ‘creativity and goals’ in the January transfer market

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that Manchester United could enter the January transfer market with the club keen to add ‘creativity and goals’ to their squad.

United have begun the new season in indifferent fashion with many pointing to a lack of cutting edge in the side, with the club having failed to replace forwards Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez following their respective departures to Inter Milan.

Many criticised the club’s decision to allow the duo to leave without signing replacements, though Solskjaer says the pair’s desire to leave made sanctioning their sales straightforward.

The Manchester United boss has admitted that the club looked at several forward options during the summer, but having failed to find the ‘right one’, the club could now once again look to add attacking talent to their squad in the winter window.

“Rom didn’t want to be here,” said Solskjaer at his pre-match press conference. “What is the point having players who don’t want to be here?

“There were other strikers available but they weren’t the ones we wanted. If the right one was there, we would have [looked to sign them].

“Given Rom and Alexis left, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see we are looking for some creativity and goals.”

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