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Solskjaer provides an exciting update on Man United’s summer plans

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be back at Manchester United under Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be back at Manchester United under Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani. (imago Images)

Solskjaer refuses to rule out signing a new striker at Manchester United

According to ESPN, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to rule out signing a new striker in the upcoming summer transfer window.

This update comes just days after the club secured the future of Edinson Cavani for another year. The Uruguayan showed off just why with a sublimely taken goal against Fulham yesterday night.

With the transfer window coming up, United will need to strengthen their hand going into next season. With Harry Kane making himself available, a new world of opportunities could now be within reach.

“Of course I can’t [rule out signing a striker].”

Solskjaer may yet bring in another striker (John Clifton/Sportimage)

While Cavani has shown off his worth, the same cannot be said of Anthony Martial. The Frenchman has endured a difficult season, far removed from the success he enjoyed last time around.

Going into a new campaign with just these two players would be a risky proposition. After all, Cavani is in the final years of his career and cannot be expected to start week in, week out.

“I can’t say we’re not signing a striker, of course not. Because we’re building towards a better squad, we’re top three two years on the bounce but not where we want to be.”

Solskjaer understands he needs a stronger squad to challenge next season. Despite our progress, it has been evident that the team lacks quality and strength ind epth in certain areas.

Jamie Carragher believes Manchester United are good enough to win the Premier League this season.
Cavani and Martial are United’s senior striking options (GETTY Images)

A dignified silence?

The United boss refused to be drawn into any discussions regarding Kane. Given that he still remains a Tottenham Hotspur player, one can understand the Norwegian’s take on the subject.

“I can’t comment on other teams’ players and what’s being speculated and said.”

The English skipper is one of the finest strikers in world football and United will find few players better than him to add to their roster. He will not come cheap and it remains to be seen what we can do.

Harry Kane
Harry Kane has been prolific over the years (Getty Images)

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Regardless of how the rest of the season pans out, it cannot be argued that United have made progress. It would be foolhardy of us not to build upon the promise.

Written by Pranav Nair

An Engineering postgraduate with a keen interest in statistics, pop culture and football.

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