Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær believes his side will still be able to compete should the club fail to sign any additional players in the remainder of the summer transfer window.
The Red Devils have signed Daniel James for £18m and Aaron Wan-Bissaka for £50m so far, with a centre-back and midfielder still required.
Leicester City’s Harry Maguire and Sporting’s Bruno Fernandes are the two players United are reportedly pursuing, yet an agreement hasn’t been reached for either player. For Premier League club’s, the transfer window slams shut on August 8th and the ‘biggest summer in the club’s history’ has only seen United spent £68m.
Speaking before the 2-1 win over Tottenham on Thursday afternoon, Solskjær said: “I believe in these players. I’m sure we could do well [without signings]. We’ve played well and had some good results in pre-season but it’s also about finding the way we want to play and get the team gelling. We’ve got to be patient, It’s very important we get the right ones. I’ve not had a frustrating feeling at all.”
Paul Pogba featured in a double-pivot alongside Scott McTominay against Tottenham and failure to sign another midfielder will only increase the chances of seeing the Frenchman drop into a two-man midfield role permanently, with Solskjær hinting at the possibility, telling the Manchester Evening News: “I thought they [Pogba and McTominay] played really well in the first-half. They haven’t done that before as a two and today I thought they really looked really like a good pair. Of course, we’ve got Fred and Nemanja [Matić] second-half, we have Andreas [Pereira], so it’s something we have to look at.”
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