ogs: man united had more money to spend

14:00    10 Aug 2019

Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits that the Premier League giants had more money to spend in the recently-closed transfer window.


The Red Devils made just three new signings ahead of the 2019/20 season, purchasing Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James joining for a total of £145m.


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Asked if they had the resources to further add to their squad, Solskjaer said: “There is money available when there are the right players available.


“It is not about a quick fix, it is about a longer rebuild. It is not time to change that attitude when you haven’t got the correct answers from the players you wanted.

“When the transfer window closed there was a feeling of relief. I am delighted with the three that we have signed.”


One of the players United were linked with but did not manage to acquire was Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen.


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Former United player Paul Scholes wishes the club had pushed harder to land the Dane, but still believes the team can finish in the top four of the Premier League.


“I was quite excited when Christian Eriksen got mentioned,” Scholes told Robbie Savage’s Premier League Breakfast.


“He could have made a big difference to United in the way [Kevin] De Bruyne plays for [Manchester] City, creating chances and scoring goals.


“But they haven’t got that and they have some good players so the target is top four and I think they will make it.”


 

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