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Solskjaer says Manchester United will not ‘overpay’ for potential signings

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United will target the ‘right players at the right price’ this summer, insisting the club will not ‘overpay’ for potential targets.

Manchester United have been linked with a host of potential targets as Solskjaer looks to add to his squad this summer, with the club looking to improve following a massively disappointing campaign.

The likes of Leicester’s Harry Maguire, Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes and Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff have all been muted as potential signings for the Old Trafford club, though each are reported to have a hefty price-tag.

Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have already been added to Solskjaer’s squad at a combined cost of £68m, and the United boss says that while the club are targeting further additions, they won’t be forced to pay over the odds.

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“We’re still in the market looking to do some business, as I’ve said before,” Solskjaer said at a press conference at the legendary cricket ground, the WACA, Perth.

“But we’re patient, we’re Man United, we don’t have to sell and don’t have to overpay either. You have to have the right players at the right price.

“And if you look at the squad we’ve got now, there are so many good players anyway.

“I’m sure with a good pre-season behind us – that’s the main thing now – the ones who are here are working hard want to improve.

“It’s not just about fitness work, it’s about robustness, this squad needs to be more robust when the season gets going.

“Last year, we had a run of I don’t know how many games without any defeats but the end was disappointing because we couldn’t get back to winning ways and need to get back to that.

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“Doing business in the football market is not going to be a quick fix overnight. And we have players here who I trust.

“There are fantastic players here, loads of players I know are gonna be successful at this club and we’ve signed two in Dan and Aaron, with their speed and hunger, with quality that will be part of that.

“And I’m coaching and managing them here, the business side of it is you have to be in the market and, as I said, we don’t have any offers for our players.”

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