‘The money is there’ Solskjaer makes transfer claim ahead of January window

Manchester United Football Club are going through a crisis at the moment. For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, results aren’t where he’d like them to be and that has to change.

Amid those struggles, fans are understandably clamouring for signings to be made. Just three players were added to the squad over the summer, though all have made a positive impact. It does make you wonder why United didn’t further dip their toes into the water and overhaul this squad.

Well, the good news is that the Baby Faced Assassin has outlined United’s January transfer plans, and admitted that the money is there to spend should he identify players who can improve this squad.

“The money is there and I’ve been looking at players. We were close to a couple of players but they weren’t right.” Solskjaer told Neville in an interview with Sky Sports.

“The money is there to strengthen in January, in the summer, and we are planning, we are looking, we are finding our targets, but just before the transfer window ended no, they weren’t there, the ready-made players.

“The resources are there if the right players are available.”

While it’s good to learn that there is money available, spending it wisely in the January transfer window is notoriously tough. Understandably, the better players don’t like to move in mid-season as they’re usually participating in the Champions League. Clubs also don’t like to sell their prized assets for obvious reasons.

If Solskjaer can find the right players who can improve this squad then fair play to him. However, there’s a long two-and-a-half months of football to be played before then. Getting to that point in a better position than we’re currently in is an absolute necessity.

Hopefully, we can turn things around on the field and add one or two new faces to the squad when January rolls around. Right now, though, I’m not holding my breath…


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