Solskjaer Admits He Is Expecting No January Departures

Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates after the match.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he is not expecting any of his current players to depart from Manchester United.

Several players, especially the ones who haven’t been a part of the Norwegian’s preferred starting lineup, have been linked with potential exits in the January transfer window.

Matteo Darmian is one such player, with Italian giants Juventus expected to lure the defender back to his native homeland.

Despite the strong reports, however, Ole believes each and every player will stay put at Old Trafford this month. Taking about the same ahead of the Burnley game, he stated (via beIN Sports): “At the moment I can see everyone staying at the club.

“No deals have been done with anyone, but there are still a few more days. But I’m not too involved in the negotiations, so whatever happens, happens. It’ll be good to get the window closed and improving the players in the squad still here.”

Solskjaer was also asked about Andreas Pereira who, despite starting the season on a brilliant note, has failed to receive adequate game-time since.

The interim boss revealed: “I can’t see him going out on loan, because Andreas has done fantastic in training ever since I’ve come back.

“I’ve kept in touch with Warren [Joyce, former United reserves coach], who had him in the reserves, so I know about Andreas. He’s a player I can see playing quite a few games for us towards the end of the season.”