If Manchester United ambassador Park Ji-Sung is to be believed, January signing are on the cards for the Red Devils. However, he doesn’t think new signings would make any impact on our progress in the Europa League.
Man Utd are looking to strengthen their squad and are primarily looking into signing a striker during the January transfer window, Erling Haaland reportedly being one of the top targets.
Top four finish might not be an easy task for Manchester United this season given their inconsistent performance and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be hoping to win the Europa League to ensure United qualify for next season’s Champions League.
After Manchester United’s Europa League draw which pitted us against Club Brugge in the last 32, club ambassador and former player Park gave an update on the January transfer search.
Asked by BT Sport whether United are focussing on the league or European competition, he said:
Still we have both possibilities, so we don’t want to just focus on one competition. We have to follow both these two tracks as far as we can.
“It depends on the January transfers, it depends on what the manager wants and what the club can produce. There will be signings, but it doesn’t matter how many we get, more important is how the team can progress.”
Park then reacted to the draw, which sees United face Belgian outfit Brugge after qualifying through their group as winners.
There’s not an easy team at this stage [of the competition] so we’ll have to prepare well,” he added.
“These days, the team is doing so well, so hopefully we can get a good result.
“A couple of years ago we won the trophy and we know how beneficial it is, direct qualification to the Champions League.
“And this competition is not an easy competition and particularly young players can get experience going through.