Man Utd chief Woodward willing to let Solskjaer spend £250m next year with two top targets


Manchester United are ready to let Ole Gunnar Solskjaer splash the cash next year.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be handed a £250m transfer kitty next year by Ed Woodward to rebuild the Red Devils. United are hoping to finish in the top four this season then push for the title next time out.

And according to The Sun, United will spend around £250m across the January and summer transfer windows.

Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho are United’s top transfer targets to take the club back to the top.

Express Sport understands RB Salzburg star Haaland, 19, has told Solskjaer he wants to head to Old Trafford in January.

The striker could be joined by Borussia Dortmund’s Sancho at United.

The England international has impressed in the Bundesliga, however, he has been disciplined for attitude problems this season.

United are hoping to swoop in and beat rivals Chelsea and Manchester City to the winger next year.

The Sun add that United could have up to £400m to spend if they sell Paul Pogba next year, who is valued at around £150m.

RB Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch has been vocal on Haaland’s future, insisting his time in Austria is coming to an end.

“This club is a wonderful place for young players to develop,” Marsch recently told CNN.

“It’s a quiet town, it’s also a league where players can make mistakes but still thrive and be successful before they take the next big step into bigger leagues and bigger clubs where everything gets put under the microscope at every minute.

“For Erling right now, in his development path, him and his father made a really good decision to come here in the first place.

“And we’re hopeful that Erling finishes the year here and that he can continue to grow and become a bigger and better man so that when it’s time for him to take the next step he’s fully, fully ready.

“Our sporting director Christoph Freund and his father have a really good relationship.

“We’ve all been very open with each other in terms of a) protecting Erling from the media b) the fact that there are obvious next steps out there for him.

“Then c) what we think is best for him and us as a club and how to move forward as a club.

“And then the last d) is that we continue to just focus on Erling enjoying himself and enjoying his football so that he doesn’t get side-tracked in any way and gives himself the best chance to be the best person and footballer he can be.”

Haaland’s father, Alfe-Inge, has also revealed his son has dreams of playing in the Premier League.

“At one stage he would like to play in the Premier League, but when that will happen, I don’t know. It is a very tough league,” he said last month.

“Up to now he is ahead of the stage we thought he would be at. He is built for the Premier League, but whether that will happen now or at a later stage, we don’t know.”

United are back in action on Sunday afternoon against Everton in the Premier League.

A win for the Red Devils could send Solskjaer’s men up to fifth in the league.


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