Solskjaer counting on Maguire to transform Man Utd

Solskjaer counting on Maguire to transform Man Utd

Solskjaer counting on Maguire to transform Man Utd

United spent £148 million on Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire and recouped £74m from the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan. "He's one of the top number nines around, when you want to play with that kind of striker, and he's that target man", Solskjaer told MUTV.

Solskjaer is committed to a youth movement and is expected to give several academy players a first-team chance this year. The Spaniard exited Old Trafford after failing to agree on terms for a contract renewal.

"He was hopeful of going there with Everton proposing a loan with an option to buy, United insisted on a transfer, pricing the player at £25m, so no surprise that didn't happen".

The coach said the club had "got a good deal" from Inter Milan for Lukaku and wished him the best, while tipping 17-year-old Mason Greenwood to step up to replace the Belgian global.

All three stayed at Old Trafford to leave boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a completely unnecessary seven first-team centre backs.

Unfortunately that group of four players only managed a combined 21 league goals last season, which does not make happy reading when compared to the fact that the Premier League golden boot was shared among three players on 22 goals - Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

When discussing United's fortunes during the summer window, Solskjaer admitted he is relieved it is over and is confident the players he has at his disposal will step up to the challenge.

"I'm delighted we have got Harry in because he's going to be great for this club", said Solskjaer.

"You do have players that you think are going to make an impact and Mason Greenwood's pathway would have been a lot more hard if we had another forward there", he said. "I believe Mason is going to be playing and involved a lot and he's going to score goals". "I'm sure Jesse Lingard will get more [goals], so we do have a different attacking set-up this season", he added.

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