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Solskjaer doesn’t want players ‘driven by money or fame’ at Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he isn’t interested in having money orientated players in his squad going forward.

Manchester United have always had the financial clout to afford some of the game’s biggest names and best talents, and their acquisition of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in January 2018 was proof of that, giving the Chilean a huge contract worth a reported £500,000-a-week.

The Red Devils are currently on a woeful run of form which has prompted plenty of questions to be asked about their squad, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to be handed the proverbial ‘transfer war chest’ to improve his side in the summer.

However, the Norwegian has said that he is only interested in signing players who want to play for the club and aren’t motivated by ‘money or fame’.

“We want the player with the right quality and the right personality. That’s it,” Solskjaer told the press ahead of his sides 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Old Trafford yesterday.

“All my life, I’ve believed in human beings and what drives people and what makes you successful in the end. Driven by money or fame, they are not right for Man United – or my team.

“It was the same when I was in Molde, Cardiff is … I need players who reflect me as a person and my values. We don’t want them if they are only coming because they were ­offered 20 per cent more.

“You can’t say that we haven’t invested enough money. If you look at the money that’s been spent, the owners have invested loads of cash, and will continue that.

“I’ve been in meetings and we’ve had discussions about that. But you can’t change the team in one transfer window. It isn’t going to happen overnight, but we have the time frame and we have the backing.”

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