Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told the club’s hierarchy that they cannot afford to lose more grounds to their rival in the transfer window. Manchester Utd secured Champions league football on the last day of the season as they defeated Leicester City to finish 3rd in the English topflight.

The Red Devils started the season very poorly – their worst start in almost two decades. However, the arrival of Bruno Fernandez in January changed the fortunes of the club as they rallied up to finish third, albeit 33 points behind eventual winners Liverpool.

The manager has urged the Manchester United board to show consistency and continue to invest in the plating squad. He sighted the influence of Fernandez, started investing in quality players is the way forward to help bolster the squad and challenge for titles next season. He stated this when he was asked about the club’s lack of activity in the transfer market so far.

Solskjaer’s posture is clear to all that he wants the support of Ed Woodward and the Glazer family in the market this summer.  He spoke before the semi-final clash with Sevilla – a match the Red Devils eventually lost. Ole argued that top clubs in the division are already making moves ahead of next season and expects United to tow the same path.

Chelsea have signed Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner from Ajax and RB Leipzig respectively while they are continually linked with Bayern Leverkusen star Kai Havertz. City rivals signed Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres from Bournemouth and Valencia respectively. Other clubs have rather signed a player or are on the verge of making a new acquisition.

The lack of activity at Old Trafford is attracting media attention. Former Liverpool winger Albert Reira stated that Man United can’t afford to go to next season without adequate additions.

The club is linked with Jordan Sancho and Jack Grealish. But no deal has been agreed yet, with the new season set to commence in less than two weeks.


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