the red devils lost 2-1 at home to Leicester on Tuesday night to give Pep Guardiola’s men the title with three games to go. The powerful header from Caglar Soyuncu sealed the three points for the Foxes in their race to finish in the top four.
Speaking after the game, Solskjaer congratulated City on their incredible campaign. But he also stressed that a solid summer window is needed for United to compete.
“If you want to take up the challenge with them, we have to strengthen our team,” said the Norwegian boss. BT Sport.
“Congratulations to them. They have had a fantastic season. I am very happy with my boys who have reached the last 10 days with a Manchester City team ahead of us, considered the best in Europe.
“We want to take the next step. We may need a few more to strengthen the team.
United are said to have a long list of targets, from striker Erling Haaland to center-back Raphael Varane.
These are the two positions United should strengthen. However, see Edinson Cavani signs up for another season definitely helps in the strike department.
A new right-winger is also on the agenda, although a Dortmund striker’s move seems less and less likely.
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A signature to make all the difference
Meanwhile, United have learned that just one signing could make all the difference in shutting down City.
Fit forward Edinson Cavani has already registered for the next term, which means United don’t have to go into the market for a striker. However, former United and Tottenham striker Garth Crooks insists a world-class center-back must be signed.
The Red Devils were expected to spend a lot on a new offensive recruit. However, these funds can now be used to recruit a new partner for Harry Maguire.
Crooks, who played for the club five times between 1983 and 1984, suggested his former club should target at least one quality center-back this summer – in order to have the best chance of returning to the top of the Premier League.
“Manchester United convinced the Uruguayan to stay at Old Trafford for another season,” Crooks began, writing for his BBC Sport column.
“This is a major achievement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and will save him a fortune in the transfer market. It won’t hurt the attacking prowess of Rashford and the extraordinarily talented Mason Greenwood, either.
“Buy a decent center-half and United have a side worthy of a Premier League title. “
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