Darren Fletcher has urged Manchester United to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the necessary funds in the transfer market, before saying the club must bring in “three to five players” before the October 5 deadline.
United’s transfer dreams certainly did not go as planned this summer as they continue to stumble in their pursuit of England star Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
United’s top target all summer has been Sancho, but they have yet to reach Dortmund’s remarkable £ 108million asking price, and the Red Devils have so far signed only Donny van de Beek in a £ 40million deal with Ajax.
Manchester United have been asked to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before the window closes
Former United midfielder Darren Fletcher insists club must sign ‘three to five players’
And former United player Fletcher insists Solskjaer deserves the full board support in the transfer market as he desperately seeks to close the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City after a frustrating summer. .
“The job Ole has done since joining the squad now, he deserves the players he wants,” Fletcher said. Sky Sports.
“He has to do it for himself because he will be judged at the end of the season on the results. They need three to five players. The council must support him and provide him with help.
Fletcher’s comments came after Solskjaer himself remained tight-lipped about the club’s late transfer plans following the 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Brighton thanks to goals from Scott McTominay, Juan Mata and Paul Pogba.
United have done everything for Jadon Sancho but Borussia Dortmund are holding on
Asked about United’s transfer activity, Solskjaer replied: “I can’t give you any news now. We work with the team we have. If there are any updates, we will give them away.
Then, when specifically asking the club about Sancho’s pursuit, Solskjaer added: “I’m not commenting on the other players on the team.
“I can’t worry about other clubs, I have to worry about what we do. The club have worked well and are working hard to have a team as strong as possible. And there are situations we cannot control.
United are set for an extremely busy end to the transfer window, which ends on October 5.
The Old Trafford outfit, which still has its heart in Sancho, has also been linked to Edinson Cavani, Luka Jovic, Ousmane Dembele and Alex Telles.
United sealed their progress to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals after beating Brighton 3-0