Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘demanding’ Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay signings from Everton
Former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ‘demanding’ Everton sign Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay in order to take over, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano (h/t The Sun).
The Norwegian head coach departed the Red Devils in November 2021. He was sacked after a string of poor performances at the Old Trafford side.
However, the Toffees are looking to bring Ole at the wheel for their rebuild after parting ways with Frank Lampard. The former Chelsea manager struggled in Merseyside, leaving the Goodison Park side in 19th place in the Premier League this season.
Everton are impressed with the Norwegian’s initial spell at United. He was decent in the Old Trafford side’s dugout and helped steady the ship after Jose Mourinho left.
However, in order to come back to management in the Premier League, Ole wants the Toffees to strengthen their ranks. He is eyeing a reunion with Maguire and McTominay.
During the former Molde manager’s spell with the Red Devils, the centre-back and midfielder formed a key part of his team. The two were the fifth and seventh most used players by the Norwegian in the English top flight during his time in Manchester.
Ole has previously not had a fruitful spell trying to steer a club to safety. In the 2013/14 campaign, he was unable to help Cardiff City survive in the PL.
Maguire and McTominay have seen their influence at United dwindle under Erik ten Hag. Our captain has fallen behind Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane in the pecking order. Casemiro and Christian Eriksen’s arrival has seen the Scotland international remain on the bench.
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Ole had faith in the pair. However, it remains to be seen whether they will consider joining Everton, who are currently struggling.