Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he is happy with how his club have conducted themselves so far during the summer transfer window.
It is widely accepted that the 20-time league champions’ squad needs a mass overhaul after they struggled to a disappointing sixth-place finish in the Premier League last season.
Manchester United have already concluded deals for promising youngsters Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James this summer, which fits with Solskjaer’s desire to focus on signing promising young British players.
However, it is not just incomings at Old Trafford this summer that are dominating the headlines, with star names such as Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, David De Gea and Alexis Sanchez all being heavily linked with moves away from the club.
This all comes against a backdrop of a lack of confidence among fans in the clubs recruitment department and, in particular, executive vice chairman Ed Woodward, after years of disappointment and poor decision making in the transfer market.
Solskjaer though insists that he’s happy with how things are going behind the scenes during his first transfer window as full-time boss, and the Norwegian reckons United will do more business over the next month or so.
“It’s a long-term and it’s a short-term project,” Solskjaer told manutd.com.
”You cannot just think three years down the line, so we’ve got short-term goals as well. I think we’ve been quite calm and good in the market as we’ve got the right people, and we’re still working on a case or two.
“Of course, we’re always looking to improve the squad and, all over the summer, I’ve been in touch with Joel [Glazer] and Ed [Woodward] and all the recruitment people, and analysis people.
”I’ve got to say it’s been very good so far. I’ve got the backing and we’ve got the people we wanted, for now, and there will probably be some more business being done.”
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