Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won two transfer battles with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, according to the latest reports.
Manchester United have transformed their transfer priorities and strategies in this summer of re-build. We have mostly been linked to the young and upcoming British players, who have the skills and the ‘hunger’ to give their 100% for the team’s cause.
Except an odd Bruno Fernandes or Matthijs de Ligt, Ole has been trying to sign players like Sean Longstaff, Declan Rice, and of course, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, who fit the latest transfer trend at the Old Trafford.
As the latest reports say, both the signings of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are not a board signings, but were personally requested by the gaffer himself.
Ole had ‘reportedly’ held a talk with Woodward over the transfer dealings after the end of the last season and United’s executive vice-chairman personally assured that the Gaffer’s transfer requests will be fulfilled.
However, the Norwegian isn’t done yet as he looks to add a couple of midfielders, a center-back and possibly a Striker to his squad.
As per Ole:
“We’re still in the market looking to do some business, as I’ve said before.
“But we’re patient, we’re Man United, we don’t have to sell and don’t have to overpay either. You have to have the right players at the right price.
“And if you look at the squad we’ve got now, there are so many good players anyway.”
The departure of Ander Herrera means that we are still short of midfielders in the squad.
Solskjaer has requested the transfer of Sean Longstaff and Bruno Fernandes, while Wissam Ben Yedder is being looked at as a possible replacement for Romelu Lukaku, in case the forward’s move to Inter Milan materializes.
It would be interesting to see who else would be putting the pen to the paper at the Old Trafford before the start of the new season.