Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Manchester United is still holding internal discussions on transfer goals in the midst of football suspension.
FIFA confirmed on Tuesday that the summer transfer window, which was originally scheduled to open on June 1, “will now be between the end of the old season and the start of the new season”, now that it has been accepted that the league seasons will extend into summer.
“Football will return to normal at some point,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “And it is very important that we are ready when this happens. We want to be the best at everything, and of course now is the time to spend more time [to] discuss players, discuss plans. ”
United are interested in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, Birmingham Jude Bellingham and Leicester City playmaker James Maddison.
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Solskjaer: Pogba and Rashford face a new challenge
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford will have a huge opportunity to influence the United season when football finally returns.
The Norwegian admitted that Pogba and Rashford, who have been sidelined from long-term injuries, should have additional motivation to recover and play a role in the season finale.
“Paul and Marcus are out, now we have more games left, and I think everyone in the league will start more or less at the same level,” said Solskjaer.
“Maybe they have more motivation to continue [with recovery] now, as they can see when they are back, they may be at the same level or even at a better level physically.
“In a way, they have had the opportunity to play a bigger role this season than they had hoped for. And they are great players for us, some of the most important players. “
Tactics That Changed United’s Season
Axel Tuanzebe unveiled the tactical change from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who saw United change the way he injured his opponents.
Before the suspension of English and European football, United were on an undefeated streak of 11 games – matching the start of Solskjaer’s goalkeeper rule – beating Chelsea and Manchester City 2-0, and beating 5-0 and 6- 0 against Club Brugge, LASK Linz and Tranmere Rovers.
Solskjaer has used a home and away return against Liverpool and City, and twice at Stamford Bridge this season, and is still synonymous with a counterattack.
Tuanzebe, on the derby triumph team last month, insists that Solskjaer has focused on what United can do to the opposition, rather than vice versa.
“It is unfortunate that our undefeated run is over,” Tuanzebe told MEN. “The buzz around the fitting room was really strong, we were starting to have really confident matches.
“Obviously we had spent time on tactics, but we didn’t feel like we really had to spend so much time on the opponent. It was about us, how we played our game and what we had to do to beat the opponent. So when we are constantly focusing on ourselves, we feel good and we just find ways to beat the teams and it happens. We would like to resume this routine.
“It is obviously difficult to stop this, but it takes hard work to regain that momentum on the fly. We have a good team to do it, we have the manager’s conviction, it’s up and forward for us right now. “”