Man Utd: Solskjaer given ultimatum by Dublin
Manchester United are keen to make four additions to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad in the upcoming windows, according to transfer expert Duncan Castles. United had a busy end to the summer, bringing in Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles and Facundo Pellistri on deadline day, as well as agreeing a deal to sign Atalanta youngster Amad Diallo. That added to the arrival of Donny van de Beek earlier in the window.
But it appears Solskjaer is still keen to make improvements in the near future.
Castles reports United want to bring in a centre-back to partner captain Harry Maguire, as well as a back-up to right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
A right-winger remains on the agenda following the failed pursuit of Jadon Sancho in the summer.
Solskjaer also wants a midfielder, with Castles saying Ecuador youngster Moises Caicedo is a target for that position.
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“Manchester United’s position in the transfer market is that they’re still looking in a number of positions,” Castles said on the Transfer Window podcast.
“Left-footed centre-back to try and improve and compensate for Maguire’s weaknesses.
“Back-up right-back, central midfielder, we talked last week about the talks they’ve had with Independiente in Ecuador for Moises Caicedo, a story which has been quite widely reported since we broke it on the podcast.
“He would obviously improve their options there. And then that right-winger.”
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United were active in this year’s January window, bringing in Bruno Fernandes as well as experienced striker Odion Ighalo.
But Castles says club chiefs are willing to wait until the summer if the right deals do not become available next month.
He added: “Their stance has been: ‘We will not necessarily do something in January, we know it’s a difficult market to complete deals and a difficult market to bring players over and integrate’.
“[It’s ironic] since they probably did one of the best January signings ever and quickest integrations in Bruno Fernandes, who essentially became the best player in the team inside a couple of weeks.
“But they’re conscious that January is difficult to do these deals and they’re saying the only way we will do something is if the deal presents itself at the right price in this window, otherwise we’ll wait until the summer to act on the positions we need to further round out Solskjaer’s team.”
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