Solskjaer Needs ‘Six New Signings’ To Improve Manchester United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer poses with a scarf on the pitch.

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Solskjaer believes United will need at least six signings in order to see any significant improvement.

The Red Devils suffered a bitter defeat against Burnley at Old Trafford this week, as the visitors marked their first away win against them in over five decades.

Solskjaer’s side now stand 11 points behind their tally last season after the same number of games played.

Despite that and commotion from the fans, it was reported that the former Red Devil still retains the backing of the board and players. The United hierarchy hired the Norwegian in the view of a rebuild and realize it will take time before things start to turn around.

And to do that, according to the Times the gaffer needs six players to initiate an overhaul. Though the Mancunians are set on missing out on Sporting’s Bruno Fernandes, many big names still remain on their shortlist.

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The former Cardiff City boss is said to be on the hunt for a fullback, two central midfielders, a no. 10, a striker and a winger. These are the tools which would supposedly bring the change everyone wants at Old Trafford.

The Mancunia outfit have struggled to find a consistent left-back for years now as Luke Shaw continues to dip in and out of form whenever he’s not injured.

Meanwhile, Jack Grealish and James Maddison are said to be admired by the record champions and a pursuit of one of them would not be a surprise.

Grealish can offer two of the roles the former Norwegian international needs, as he can be deployed as a left-winger and as a no. 10.

On the other hand, there hasn’t been much discussion regarding which attackers the Manchester side are after, but a long hunt for Erling Braut Haaland was stopped in its tracks by Dortmund.