Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been discussing the kind of attributes he is looking for in a player as he looks to strengthen his Manchester United side this summer.
The Norwegian seemingly has a massive rebuilding job on his hands after watching the wheels well and truly fall off towards the end of what had been a promising start in charge at Old Trafford.
There are question marks over the futures of a large number of his squad, with Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba, David de Gea and Juan Mata all potentially following Ander Hererra out of the Manchester United exit.
United have been linked with the likes of Jadon Sancho and Daniel James, and the 46-year-old manager has admitted he wants to sign ‘exciting players,’ while also admitting that he is on the lookout for a no-nonsense centre-back, a position that needed to strengthen 12 months ago although Ed Woodward thought he knew better than serial-winner, Jose Mourinho.
“You have to have a certain kind of attitude about you to make you a Manchester United player,” Solskjaer told United’s official app. “You have got to have the qualities and our fans want to see exciting players.
“Of course we want to get up from our seats. We want to see defenders who defend like they’re doing it for their lives, that’s the most important thing.
“We’ve tried to educate our players and our kids to be proper people. In my view, the best players have always been the best people.
“It’s always been in our culture. You have to have that work ethic and we’re scouting the market, trying to find the right ones.”
Despite the awful finish to the campaign which saw United win just two of their last 12 games in all competitions, Solskjaer admitted that he is excited to be the man charged to lead the Red Devils back towards the top of the Premier League.
“I’m excited by the whole project,” he added. “I know it’s a great responsibility being in charge of this great club. It’s a big responsibility, but the only thing I can promise is I will do it to the best of my ability.
“Keep supporting the team as you’ve always done. Keep believing that when we come back, we’ll give everything to get back to where we belong. Next season, we’ll start afresh and I can’t wait to get it going.”