Ole Gunnar Solskjaer outlines Man Utd transfer plan after Champions League qualification


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has given the Man Utd board his requirements ahead of the transfer window and has tasked them to land his preferred targets before next season.

United finally have some clarity over their immediate future after sealing a place in next season’s Champions League.

The Red Devils saw off Leicester 2-0 in a final day decider to secure third spot in the Premier League ahead of Chelsea who make up the top four.

There has been plenty of speculation linking United with big-money targets, but much of their spending power was dependent on the finances received from competing in Europe’s top club competition.

Asked by Sky Sports after the win over Leicester whether the result meant United would now be active in the transfer market, Solskjaer made clear his stance.

“Well that’s another part of Champions League – financial gain, but that’s not in my head,” he said.

“The club know what I feel we need and we’re going to try to pursue it and let’s see where we end up.”

A penalty from Bruno Fernandes and an injury-time goal from Jesse Lingard sealed the victory for United at the King Power stadium against hosts Leicester, who had Jonny Evans sent off against his former club near the end.

Solskjaer said: “I think the boys have done a great achievement, where we were earlier in the season to finish third is fantastic.”

Now attentions turn to building for next season, with United knowing they can go into next month’s Europa League mini-tournament with less pressure on their shoulders.

Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho continues to be linked with a transfer but United will have to break the bank to sign him, with his price tag around the £100million mark.

United will also have to stump up serious cash if they are to prise Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, who strengthened their bargaining position by protecting their Premier League status for another season on the final day.

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