Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now at the helm of Manchester United, and fans are eagerly hoping that the kind football Sir Alex Ferguson immortalized at the club will be on show yet again.
With the role being that of a caretaker manager, it is easy to assume that the January window will be a bland one for the Red Devils, who may elect to save their funds for summer signings under whoever their new full-time gaffer will be.
However, that may not be right, with the Mancunian side likely to continue their spending spree.
As per an exclusive from the Mirror, Solskjaer will be entrusted with up to £50 million in the January window.
The report claims that the Old Trafford outfit will be in the market for a capable centre-back and a creative right midfielder.
This is understood as a precautionary measure for the club which, despite being in a tumultuous period, still very much wishes to secure a top four finish this season, and play in the UEFA Champions League next term.
As of such, the hunt will be on in the new year. The relatively small size of this budget will mean that the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, who Mourinho was eager to sign and will most probably cost the world record fee paid for a defender, is certainly out of the question.
Instead, this summer’s talked about defender, Toby Alderweireld, appears to be the more viable option for the side to indulge in, given their present defensive woes.
The right midfield may be reinforced through Juventus’ Douglas Costa. The report also adds that the higher-ups at United will only open their coffers for the tactically appropriate players. The irony won’t be lost on supporters, who have seen the club waste funds on quite a few individuals post-SAF.
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