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Solskjaer hints at January loan deals with Manchester United prepared to wait until summer for main targets

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested that Manchester United will not be particularly active in the upcoming January transfer window, with ‘one or two’ loan signings potentially the clubs only business.

Ever since the summer transfer window closed back in August, there has been plenty of newspaper talk about who could be arriving in January, Manchester United‘s squad looking particularly light in midfield and upfront.

Recent speculation has suggested that United could look to make some statement signings in January, the Red Devils looking to take advantage of Jadon Sancho’s situation at Borussia Dortmund, while Erling Haaland is also thought to feature highly on the clubs wishlist.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested that the clubs prime targets will not be available when the window opens in the New Year, the club willing to wait until the summer, saying one or two players will potentially arrive on loan.

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“It’s not about X amount of money,” Solskjaer told ManUtd.com.

“[Buying players] is about who we think is going to be good for the club in the long term, not just for three or four months.

“[Are those people available?] Probably not, because that’s the thing in January – not many clubs will sell players they want to keep in January.

“Maybe one or two could be a loan deal, but that’s not a money thing, that’s to help the team. But we’re getting players back. We’re looking at what can be available for us.”

One player who United have been linked with is Mario Mandzukic, who is firmly out of the frame at Juventus, and would provide backup for the clubs limited forward options.

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