Many fans supporting Manchester United were left underwhelmed at how this summer’s transfer window went.
The club was expected to engineer a radical overhaul, with deadwood being cleared and vital signings made at spots that have been bereft of world-class signings for a while now.
While the three signings did fulfill crucial requirements, particularly that of Harry Maguire at the heart of their defense, it is still apparent that the club simply didn’t spend as much as their competition has to make a serious challenge at the Premier League title.
As of such, many fans seem to be heading into this season with an all too familiar sense of gloom.
However, there may be a chance that one drastic change will not occur in the season to come.
According to the Evening Standard, the Manchester United board has assured Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that his job at Old Trafford is secure.
The campaign ahead will be Solskjaer’s first full season in-charge since being awarded the reigns after his interim spell from taking over from Jose Mourinho in December.
The report adds that the board at Old Trafford is aware of the shortcomings of the side in bringing in the kind of signings that Solskjaer specifically required and have assured him that a few more windows will be entrusted to his tutelage before United is expected to complete their goals.
This alleged long-term trust is a good sign for a club that has had multiple resets since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.
In Solskjaer, many supporters see the apt vision and raw passion to lead the club back to its glorious heights, but the fact of the matter remains that the rebuild can’t be instantaneous.
Their Premier League season kicks off on Sunday against Chelsea and Old Trafford may be given the true taste of redemption then.