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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Provides Update on Manchester United Transfer Plans

By Amreen
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is pleased with the club's transfer business this summer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is pleased with the club's transfer business this summer / Henry Browne/Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken about Manchester United's transfer business this summer and admitted that any more incomings would be a "bonus".

The Red Devils have agreed deals to bring in Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, having already signed Sancho for £73m from Borussia Dortmund. United are interested in other players, namely Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid, but Goal claim that the club isn't expecting "anything major" before the transfer window closes.

Solskjaer admitted further incomings would be dependent on summer sales. "Anything from now is a bonus," the United boss said. “I have to say that with the two signings we’ve got, we’ve strengthened where we wanted to strengthen. Let’s see what happens. You never know in football. Anything can happen, ins and outs.”

Solskjaer was also asked about Paul Pogba's future as the Frenchman continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford. "I hope every player thinks this is the place to be to win trophies," he added.

"When you sign for Manchester United, you have to rise to the challenge. Paul has come back and he's fresh and he's always such a positive boy. The talks I've had with him have all been positive."

Pogba has less than 12 months left on his current deal and is yet to agree to a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain waiting in the wings to snap up the World Cup winner.

The Norwegian also admitted he hopes his side get off to a better start than last season as they look to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title. “You put every season into blocks but the first six or seven games, they’re very important to set the momentum and to give you a chance," Solskjaer said.

"I read somewhere that Pep (Guardiola) said you can’t win the league in the first eight games but you can lose the chance to win it and that’s what happened to us last season. I felt we lost too many points early on. From November 1 until the Leicester game in May, we only lost one league game. That was the consistency we want to see again.”