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Man Utd boss Solskjaer: 'Not everyone can spend millions and millions.'


Solskjaer speaking to his Man Utd team.
Manchester United won't be heavily involved in this transfer market. [Getty]

Manchester United won't be heavily involved in this transfer market following the financial impact of COVID-19.


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer maintains "not everyone can spend millions and millions" like the way Chelsea have done this summer.


The Norwegian has declared that there will be no spending spree at Old Trafford in the current transfer market despite struggling to finish third in the Premier League last season.


So far, they've managed to sign only Donny van de Beek from Ajax for a fee that could rise to £39.1million (€44m).


Borussia Dortmund attacker Jadon Sancho has been heavily linked with a return to England, with Man United reportedly favorites to sign the winger, but the English giants have not been able to reach an agreement with the Bundesliga club.


"We are always looking to see if there is any way possible that we can improve this squad and bring players in that will have the right level, quality, personality and fits all the criteria," he told BBC Radio Five Live.


"This summer and year has been a strange one and it is very important everyone understands this has an effect on football. Not everyone can spend millions and millions.


"It is never easy to have too many new players in the team, it takes time for players to gel into a unit.


"We have seen some clubs go for the quick fix and some have trust in the process. We have to improve and get results but adding players with different qualities than we have."


When asked how many more signings he would like to make before the transfer window closes on October 5, Solskjaer said as Goal quoted: "I never set myself a target, like scoring 20 goals as a player.


"You just have to go day by day, making sure you develop and improve. We have a vision of where we want to get to but know so many things can come in the way. I believe in seeing how the team and club develop."



Solskjaer says he is satisfied with the current crop of players he has at his disposal despite adding only Van de Beek to his squad so far.


"When we signed Bruno, we knew we needed that type of player," he said. "Now we have signed Donny, he is the type of player I felt we needed in the squad and the type of person that will fit the culture and the team and will improve us for next season.


"He is a versatile player, he is clever and has plenty of energy and enthusiasm. He scores goals and that is what we need to add from midfield.


"We need goals throughout the squad, we did not score enough to challenge at the top.


"On signing players, you use the people you know and trust, so I spoke to Ajax director of football Edwin van der Sar and our defender Timothy [Fosu-Mensah] before signing Donny."



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