Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened up on Manchester United’s summer transfer plans and insists the club are ready to ‘exploit’ the transfer market when normality returns to football.
Manchester United are expected to invest heavily this summer as Solskjaer’s rebuild continues at Old Trafford, with a host of leading names – including the likes of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish – having been linked with big-money moves to the club.
Football’s return from suspension remains uncertain at present amid the coronavirus pandemic, though Solskjaer has opened up on the club’s transfer plans and insists the Red Devils continue to work hard behind the scenes ahead of the summer market.
“Football is going to get back to normality at one point, and it’s very important we’re ready when that happens,” Solskjaer told Gary Neville in a video call interview for Sky Sports.
“We want to be the best at everything, and of course now is a chance to spend more time, you discuss players, discuss plans, we’ve evaluated what we need, of course with the coaching staff we’ve looked at games, evaluated games, discussing on video calls like this.”
The Norwegian admitted the financial implications of the current global crisis may alter a transfer market which has continued to escalate in recent years, though says United are prepared to use their spending power to ruthlessly exploit any opportunities to strengthen this summer.
“Then, the market, who knows how the market is going to react to this? Who knows which clubs need to sell players? There might be just a situation there where you can exploit, and I know that we at Man United we are one of the biggest, and the biggest, financially well-off.
“I’m sure we are capable, when we get back to normality, that we can do the business that we want to.”