According to BBC Sport, Manchester United are going to try sign Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff.
This won’t be the midfield signing everyone has been crying out for, but at least it shows Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has an objective in mind to coach the players he has with the aim to make them better players.
Longstaff made nine appearances in the Premier League last season, becoming a popular pupil under Rafa Benitez, who learned this week he won’t be keeping his job as Newcastle manager.
Daniel James became the club’s first summer signing and Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka likely to join him soon. Those two players are young, hungry and have everything to prove.
It also shows that United are stepping away from the Real Madrid-esque method of splashing the cash on Galactico signings. That hasn’t worked, therefore, it’s time to try something different.
Solskjaer may not be the right man to take United forward, but at least he has a clear plan in mind for the foreseeable future.
The BBC claims Solskjaer believes he is following a policy that proved successful under Sir Alex Ferguson.