Solskjaer On How Many Players Man Utd Will Sign In January Window

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gestures.

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Most Manchester United fans appear to be eyeing the winter transfer window to be the massive break that the club needs to recuperate and invest heavily.

The stand-out issue so far this campaign has been the lack of quality options to choose from when injuries have handicapped the state of their squad.

This is most evident in their attack, with Marcus Rashford spending the greater part of the past few weeks struggling to score and replace the injured Anthony Martial.

However, to those hoping for multiple arrivals in January, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has some not so great news.

Speaking in a press conference ahead of the Old Trafford Europa League clash against Partizan, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replied with the following when quizzed on possible winter arrivals (via MEN): “The priority now is to get the players fit and get to the next round. We always look at the long term with transfers, it might be none, might be one, might be two in January. It’s always the summer… you can’t really do too many big deals in January.”

Most speculation had linked United to a host of talents for January, although that is expected with the Red Devils.

Although there is clear pragmatism in Solskjaer’s reply, particularly since the stance of the club remains in not making panic-purchases, this won’t go well with fans.

Supporters are already calling for the former striker to be sacked, especially after the recent Bournemouth defeat halted their promising win streak.

It is evident that the club needs at least another experienced striker to be added as well as a capable attacking midfielder.

In the same interview, the gaffer still remained hopeful about the club, sticking to his ‘transition’ talking point.

It seems that the higher-ups at Old Trafford are content with effectively taking this season off and permitting the same transition to occur. For how much longer though?