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Solskjaer explains the idea behind Manchester United summer deals so far

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains Manchester United transfer business

According to MEN, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shed some light on the transfer business conducted by Manchester United. He spoke about Tom Heaton’s arrival and Juan Mata and Lee Grant’s extensions as well.

Manchester United are not wasting any time this season. It seems they have learned their lessons from the last few years and have dived headfirst into the transfer market. A right-winger was needed and Sancho was signed. They also brought back Tom Heaton.

Everton v Aston Villa – Premier League – Goodison Park Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton in the warm up during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Issue date: Saturday May 1, 2021. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Solskjaer explained why United chose to re-sign their former keeper.

“Tom is a Manchester United player. He’s been here and felt this is coming home and closing the circle. He’s had a very, very good career so far and been a part of the England set-up. For him to come in now, taking his challenge, I think is what he needed, that last step now. He’s such a top professional and such a top guy to have around and that will help the young lads.”

Apart from those deals, United also extended the deals of Juan Mata and Lee Grant. Both the veterans were out of contract and were handed one-year extensions. The duo is popular in the dressing room, which is helpful when the squad is so young.

Our gaffer also added why United extended the deals of Mata and Grant.

Juan Mata in action for Manchester United. (GETTY Images)
Juan Mata in action for Manchester United. (GETTY Images)

“We are a young squad and [extending older players’ contracts] been part of the thinking. We have the professionals that can be an example day in and day out. Our young lads think they know it because we bring the up through the academy and they do learn good habits. But then they come into the first team and see World Cup winners like Juan and the way he conducts himself, even if he doesn’t play.

He didn’t play as much as he would have liked to last year but he’s never ever letting himself or his team down with his attitude. So they are good examples and Lee, as well, knows he’s got good goalkeepers ahead of him but the example he sets is something we have to reward them for and it makes the group better, and they’re still good players.”

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This could prove to be one of United’s more successful transfer windows in recent memory. If they can pull a couple of more transfers to bolster the midfield and defence, it will put the club in a good position to tackle the season.