Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eyes squad rebuild in the summer
After the 3-0 thrashing at Barcelona that saw Manchester United bow out of the Champions League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted his side need a huge overhaul in order to return to Europe’s elite.
Solskjaer has restored the Reds’ confidence and overseen a vast improvement in results since replacing Jose Mourinho in December, giving our team mighty hope of a top-four finish in the Premier League. But five defeats in seven games have served as a reality check to our gaffer that this team is miles away from challenging for the title and Europe’s top prize.
United’s patchy league form means uncertainty remains over a top-four finish and Solskjaer will have to pick his squad’s mood up after our chastening defeat in Spain. But he admitted after the humbling defeat at Nou Camp that he is facing a “rebuild” at Old Trafford before our club starts challenging for trophies again.
Solskjaer wants five new faces ahead of 2019/20
And the Norwegian tactician wants to strengthen every area of the pitch in the summer with two new defenders, two midfielders and a forward, reports the ESPN.
The ESPN claim Solskjaer will be given significant funds during the summer transfer window to rebuild the squad and will also be allowed to spend from the cash generated by player sales.
Kalidou Koulibaly has been a primary target for Manchester United for a few months now – and he is included in the shortlist. Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane is a target as well, while young English talents Declan Rice, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jadon Sancho are also being monitored by United. Saul Niguez has been a key player for Atletico Madrid for a few years now and is also includes in the list, adds the report.
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Whether Manchester United can secure these targets is a debate for the future but it’s safe to suggest that we are in dire need of a major restructure.