Man Utd prepared to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with eight transfers in two summers | Football | Sport
Manchester United are set to back under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with eight signings throughout the next two summers.
United have endured an awful start to the season that has seen them languishing down in 12th place with only nine points in eight Premier League matches.
That disappointing run of form has made Solskjaer subject to severe criticism from fans as many have called for his dismissal and replacement by a more experienced manager, like Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
However, according to the Daily Telegraph, the Red Devils are not giving up on the Norwegian manager and are still loyal to their “three-year vision”.
That is why the United hierarchy is willing to splash a raft of cash and complete four signings in the next two summer transfer windows.
That is providing Solskjaer is still in charge by 2021 as his position is becoming increasingly untenable.
The club are reportedly aware that they are “six players short of challenging for major honours” and have put together a list of potential targets.
United spent a staggering £145million in the summer but still didn’t manage to put together a strong side that can challenge for trophies.
The arrivals of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire from Crystal Palace and Leicester respectively helped strengthen their frail defence but nothing was done for the team’s attack.
The only forward that moved to Old Trafford was 21-year-old winger Daniel James from Swansea.
The Manchester giants are lacking serious quality up front especially after the departure of Romelu Lukaku, who is enjoying a new lease of life with his new club Inter Milan.
United, though, have also been plagued by injuries as star midfielder Paul Pogba, who was the team’s top goal scorer in the Premier League last season with 13 goals, has missed seven matches this campaign due to an ankle injury.
Anthony Martial, who scored 10 league goals last season, has also been sidelined because of a hamstring injury.
The club may be looking at another major spending spree to fix their shortfalls and take the team back to the top.