Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggests he will disregard Bruno Fernandes’ Man Utd transfer demand
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has again hinted that Manchester United will not make any more signings before next week’s deadline.
After carrying out last-minute shopping sprees in recent windows, the Red Devils were fixed they would get the bulk of their business completed early.
And they’ve done just that, having already signed Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.
Despite only strengthening in two positions, Solskjaer has suggested they have already upgraded in the only positions they saw a need to do so.
And speaking to Norwegian journalists, the United manager has once again alleged any new arrivals from this point would simply be an added bonus.
“I don’t think much is going to happen. If something happens, it is a bonus. You never know what happens in the world of football,” he told VGTV.
“But we’ve had a very good window. I am happy with what we’ve done”.
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That’s likely to frustrate some United supporters, who believe a new central midfielder is still required in order to mount a serious title tilt this season.
Solskjaer has used Scott McTominay, Fred and Nemanja Matic in the opening two weeks of the summer, with many thinking an upgrade is still required.
Bruno Fernandes reportedly shared that opinion, with the Sun before reporting that he made it apparent a defensive midfielder was required.
The Portuguese is in the process of agreeing on a bumper new deal at Old Trafford but was said to have questioned club administrators about their plans in the market.
According to the report, Fernandes felt a new deep-lying midfielder would allow him to concentrate even more of his energy in the final third.
Declan Rice has been the player most often associated with a move to Manchester United and he would obviously fit the bill perfectly.
The West Ham midfielder is reported to have turned down several contracts offers from the Hammers and is open to moving to a Champions League team.
His current side have set a £100m valuation on his head, with the England international feeling that is restricting his prospects of a transfer.
United legend Gary Neville alleged that while Rice would get in all but one Premier League side, the current asking price was too steep.
“I’ve always liked him. I’ve got no problem with Declan Rice at all,” he explained on Monday Night Football. “The question is, 80 or 100 million pounds, would you spend that level of money on him?”
Questioned what he would pay for the midfielder, Neville added: “50, 60 million. “£100m I’d say probably not, but as a midfield player with Soucek, it’s an outstanding pair that.”
“You’d want them in your midfield,” he continued. “Apart from Manchester City, they could go and play in any midfield.”
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