United have to be pragmatic in transfer market: Solskjaer
LONDON (UK) – In the wake of the pandemic crisis, Manchester United must be realistic in the transfer market, said its manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United, which have been linked with big-money moves for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, have changed its vews on player valuations because of the crisis.
“There’s got to be realism,” Solskjaer told media persons. “I think the whole world has changed both financially and in terms of the perception that we’ve got on values.
“I don’t think short term or personally that this would fit me for a short space of time. I’ll always think long term and try to make good deals.
“I’m always quite careful with money – my personal money as well.”
Solskjaer said United were hopeful that Paul Pogba, who made an impressive return after an ankle injury, would remain at Old Trafford.
Though United have an option to extend his contract by a year, Pogba is out of deal at the end of the next season.
“We want to keep the best players,” Solskjaer said. “I know that since Paul came back from injury he’s looking better and better.
“He’s just enjoying his football and let’s see where it takes us. We need players in that mid-range group so hopefully we can do something.”
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