Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that the club is looking to do more business before the closing of the transfer window.
The Red Devils have added Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka over the summer and have shown concrete interest in Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic in the past few weeks.
With just 6 days left in the summer transfer window, Solskjaer has been talking to the media before the last preseason clash against AC Milan:
“We’re looking good,” he told Sky Sports News.
“Of course we’ve been working on a few cases over the summer. It’s never easy.
“The club has been very good and the market is very hard.
“We’re trying to get to the start of the season with the squad that we want.”
Harry Maguire has been a long term target for the Red Devils but United have failed to pull off the transfer until now, and with an injury to Eric Bailly, United could have a headache at the back…or not?
“No, not really,” he added when asked if his plans have been affected.
“Eric was a big blow for us. He had an operation just before summer, he worked hard and now it’s the other knee.
“It is never nice when you get a bad injury but luckily the surgeon was happy with the repair and he’ll be fine when he comes back.”
Another issue facing the Premier League side is the closing of the summer transfer window earlier than the European clubs.
While Serie A window closes on 23rd of August, Ligue 1, Bundesliga and La Liga sides have until the 2nd of September to make signings.
Of course, Solskjaer isn’t happy with this news:
“I think we have picked the short straw, to be fair,” he said.
“When our league starts there is still three more weeks that clubs can be hovering around our players.
“I don’t think it is a good one for us, no.”
Manchester United takes on AC Milan on Saturday before squaring off against Chelsea in the Premier League opener