Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided updates on any possible Man Utd transfer deals ahead of the deadline, as well as discussing the job he’s doing at Old Trafford.
The Norwegian tactician has had a dream start to life in the job as interim boss, leading the side to eight consecutive wins across all competitions since taking charge last month.
That has not only moved us back into contention for a top four finish in the Premier League this season, but it has taken us closer to claiming silverware this season in the form of the FA Cup.
It’s hoped that we can maintain this form for as long as possible, and Solskjaer has revealed that he doesn’t expect any exits ahead of the deadline to disrupt his squad, with Sky Sports noting that question marks have been raised over the likes of Matteo Darmian and Andreas Pereira.
“At the moment I can see everyone staying at the club no deals have been done with anyone but there are still a few more days but I’m not too involved in the negotiations so whatever happens happens but it’ll be good to get the window closed an improving the players in the squad still here,” he told the media, as per Manchester Evening News.
Meanwhile, in what was more than likely just a slip of the tongue and not quite what he was trying to say, Solskjaer did appear to suggest that he’s preparing us for next season. Whether that means he could be in contention for the job permanently is unclear, but ultimately it would seem he meant in terms of continuing this great run we’re on to reach our objectives.
“What Manchester United are gonna look like next season with or without me, it doesn’t matter, I’m here to prepare for next season…”
The United boss also offered an injury update, with both Marouane Fellaini and Marcos Rojo expected to sit out against Burnley on Tuesday night, but Chris Smalling could hand him a boost and return from his setback, as noted in freelance injury analyst Ben Dinnery’s tweet below.
Marouane Fellaini and Marcos Rojo remain on the sidelines but Chris Smalling is closing in on a return to action. ”Chris has trained for a week now, so he’s looking good,” OGS confirmed. “It’s about when do we get him into the team.” #MUFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) January 28, 2019