Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed Manchester United are scouting the market for new talent that can take them to the next level.
The defeat against Paris Saint-Germain was a wake-up call after United went on an 11-game unbeaten run. Solskjaer’s arrival as caretaker manager has had such an impact we’d forgotten what it meant to lose games.
United didn’t make any moves in the January transfer market because they were put off by inflated prices, but shopping in the winter window is never idea. You don’t get the players you really want because top clubs won’t allow their best players leave halfway through a season when they’re probably still in contention for silverware at the end of the season.
But signings are needed. At centre-back, in midfield and on the right wing.
Solskjaer admitted after the game on Tuesday night it was a lesson for his side. He then dropped a hint that work is being done behind the scenes to ensure United can compete with Europe’s elite.
There was a notable difference between the two sides, which Arsene Wenger alluded to in his post-match analysis.
“It’s a reality check,” Solskjaer told the press, as quoted by The Mirror.
“You can see the strength they have when they put those players in as you talk about but that’s the level we want to get to, and we are looking to strengthen the squad.
“And then again we have so many young players to take a step up for next season.”