Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tells Man Utd board to back him and go for title next season with £140m transfer fund in bank


OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER told Manchester United’s board: Let’s go for it.

The ambitious Red Devils boss is convinced they can make a run at the title next season.

And after qualifying for the Champions League, he knows they have a better chance of getting the best players to help them do that, too.

United have denied reports in Germany they have bid £89million for Jadon Sancho. 

But Solskjaer still wants him plus a midfielder and a full-back, with Leicester’s Ben Chilwell on the radar.

He has £140m to fund his spending mission.

Solskjaer had given executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward his wishlist based on Champions League qualification, which they secured with a 2-0 win at Leicester on the final day to finish third.

The manager knows from personal experience the extra demands that will now be placed on his men and needs a squad that can cope.

Solskjaer said: “The club know what I feel we need and we will try and pursue it and see where we end up.

“The Champions League means better opposition for this team next year, bigger games, and we need to step it up because every week in the Champions League you have to play your best team.”

United’s season is not over yet, with the mini Europa League tournament to come and potentially three matches in Cologne.

They have one foot in the quarter-finals after a 5-0 last-16, first-leg win over LASK Linz in Austria.

The second leg is at Old Trafford on August 5.


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