Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is currently with his side in Australia for the club’s pre-season tour. And on Wednesday they beat local rivals Leeds United 4-0.
The game saw a number of young academy graduates getting a good 45 minutes under his belt which has led to rumours that Solskjaer is not planning to make any more signings this summer.
The Red Devils have already brought in Aaron Wan Bissaka and Daniel James with Harry Maguire also likely to arrive(at the time of writing). But the Norwegian has been expected to rely on the club’s academy to supply the goods for the upcoming season.
Now though Solskjaer has revealed that the club do intend to make a handful of signings but nothing more than that.
Ole Solskjaer said: “I know it’s hard getting players in and over the line. We’ve been doing our jobs.
“We’ve been finding, identifying players. Scouting them. But they have got clubs.
“It took time with Aaron (Wan-Bissaka), it took time with Dan (James), but they got it over the line.
“It’s not like we’re going to sign 10 players. It can’t be a quick fix.
“We’re working on one or two [signings] and we’re still hoping, but I also understand that the market has changed and prices have soared.”
During the past seasons, United have tried to bring in a flurry of new players but Solskjaer is obviously trying a very different route by signing as many few players as possible.
And the manager had hinted at the possible reason before United took on Leeds.
“We have been linked with so many players,” the United boss had said before the Leeds match in Perth.
“I think that Man United sometimes, because of the wealth may be, we have had to pay more, a bigger premium to get players in and that’s just the world we live in.
“And we have taken our time, and we are not going to overpay, but we have to get the right people in, the right players.”