Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that the club should do business as usual when the transfer window reopens later in the year.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to the suspension of Europe’s football leagues (barring Belarus) and there have been suggestions that teams may struggle to spend on new signings in the near future.
However, speaking to Sky Sports’ Gary Neville, Solskjaer said that United won’t be overly hampered by the current situation and the club should achieve their targets when the transfer window reopens.
“Football is going to get back to normality at one point, and it’s very important we’re ready when that happens. Then, the market, who knows how the market is going to react to this? Who knows which clubs need to sell players?,” he told.
“There might be just a situation there where you can exploit, and I know that we at Man United we are one of the biggest, and the biggest, financially well-off. I’m sure we are capable, when we get back to normality, that we can do the business that we want to.”
Solskjaer is quite clear with the Red Devils’ transfer plans ahead of next season and it remains to be seen whether executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward shares the same view during the summer.
In recent years, the United board have tended to hold extended negotiations for their transfer targets in order to reduce the price, and have failed to sign some players under former managers such as Jose Mourinho.
Under Solskjaer, the hierarchy have shown better trust with the big-money moves for Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes in the closing stages of the previous two transfer windows.
So far, the Norwegian has been successful in picking the right players to strengthen the squad and Woodward surely needs to back the 47-year-old during the summer without any excuses.
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