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Solskjaer in the dark over Manchester United’s January transfer business

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he is not involved in any potential January transfer dealings at Manchester United this month.

Solskjaer has got his managerial career at Old Trafford off to a perfect start, becoming only the second manager in Manchester United history to win all four of his first league games in charge.

While the Norwegian has brought back exciting football to the Theatre of Dreams, his squad still has some areas that need addressing, with the right wing and centre of defence being of particular concern for a number of fans.

However, with the January transfer window already open, the caretaker manager has admitted he is not involved in the process of selecting players:

“The club has had a plan. I am sure they have plans for this window, probably since the summer,” Solskjaer said in his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup third-round tie against Reading.

“The structure of the club is phenomenal. I am sure they have targets and I am here to voice my opinion.

“I’m sure we will sit down if they have anything in the pipeline. My job is to improve individuals. As long as players perform they should always be given a chance.”

Solskjaer is in temporary charge at Old Trafford until the end of the season, following the sacking of Jose Mourinho last month, with the Red Devils thought to be keen on appointing Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino in the summer.

United are also known to be looking at bringing in a director of football to oversee all future transfer business, with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward having come in for criticism for his mishandling of the clubs transfer business in recent windows.

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