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Solskjaer says Manchester United is no ‘quick fix’ but insists he’s ‘delighted’ with clubs transfer business

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he is ‘delighted’ with the club’s transfer business, but has warned their is no ‘quick fix’ as he continues to rebuild at Old Trafford.

Despite being linked with a host of names, Manchester United made no new additions on deadline day, with the departure of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan the club’s only major business.

Attentions now turn to the club’s Premier League opener with Chelsea on Sunday, Solskjaer admitting the closure of the window comes as a ‘great relief’ and insists he is happy with the club’s business this summer.

“Do you know I think when the transfer window closes? It’s a great feeling of relief now it’s done,” Solskjaer said in his pre-match press conference.

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“Now we know we’re looking forward and I’m delighted with the three we’ve signed.”

United’s three major additions include the world-record signing of Leicester defender Harry Maguire, whilst young prospects Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James have joined from Crystal Palace and Swansea respectively.

United were linked with the likes of Christian Eriksen, Mario Mandzukic and Bruno Fernandes in recent days, but when asked whether he had expected further signings, Solskjaer managed to hide any possible disappointment, insisting he is pleased with the clubs business and insists he believes in his squad ahead of the new campaign.

“Well that’s not the feeling inside the club and the feeling with the fans I’ve met are excited with the ones we’ve had,” he said.

“There are always going to be fans out there wanting to sign players that’s part and parcel of being here, the players are here now and have been shown that trust and we believe in them.

“It’s not about a quick fix. It’s a long rebuild and about the right people coming. When you haven’t got the right ones or the correct answers from the players you wanted or if there is doubt, most of the time there’s no doubt. You’d rather trust the ones we have.”

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