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Solskjaer reveals he wants more ‘X-factor’ players in his Man United side

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he wants more ‘X-factor’ players in his side, as he bids to improve his squad ahead of the coming season.

Solskjaer is currently overseeing his first pre-season in charge at Old Trafford, and has highlighted ‘quality and speed’ as two attributes he sees as key to success.

United’s summer recruitment has begun with the signings of youngsters Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, though the club’s summer business is not expected to end there.

Solskjaer revealed United’s transfer policy is now focused towards signing young talent with potential, though says the signing of ‘good players’ and ‘good people’ remain the club’s only objective.

When asked during a pre-season press conference in Australia if the club were now targeting young talent Solskjaer replied:


“But it doesn’t matter if they’re English, Norwegian, French, Brazilians, you just want good players, good people, quality and speed, of course, is a big thing in football nowadays.

“The more X-factors you have in a team, the better you are. Any player who plays against, say, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Dan James, with the pace they’ve got, I think you’re worried that they can hurt you – even if they have an off day.”

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