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Solskjaer accepts Manchester United pay a premium for players but insists they won’t ‘overpay’

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer accepts the club pay a ‘premium’ for players, though insists the club will not ‘overpay’ for potential signings.

Solskjaer is currently overseeing his first pre-season in charge at Old Trafford, with the club actively looking to bolster their squad following a disappointing campaign last season.

Youngsters Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are Manchester United‘s only additions of the summer so far, signing from Swansea and Crystal Palace respectively for a combined £68m, though the club are believed to be targeting further signings.

Leicester‘s Harry Maguire has been strongly linked with a move to the club, whilst Solskjaer is also reported to be looking to add to his midfield options, with Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes and Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff having been linked for fees in excess of £50 million.

The United boss accepts that due to the club’s wealth his side sometimes have to pay more for players, though says they will take their time in signing the ‘right players’ this summer.

“We have been linked with so many players,” Solskjaer told the press on Tuesday in Perth.

“I’m sure you don’t believe every single player that we’ve been linked with, but I think that Manchester United sometimes have, because of the wealth, maybe we have had to pay more, a bigger premium to get players in, and that’s just the world we live in.

“And we’ve taken our time, we’re not going to overpay, but we have to get the right people in, the right players.”

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