When we talk about Man Utd, we’re discussing the biggest football club in the world.
The Red Devils are not collecting league titles like they did before but this club remains one the biggest football institutions around, and you would be naive to think agents would stick their noses up at United when we’re renowned for paying astronomical wages — not to mention the fees they’d receive after doing business on behalf of their clients.
Every transfer window sees Manchester United linked to hundreds of players. Some reports are well sourced, while others are rubbish which can stem from agents using MUFC as a tool to get a big move elsewhere.
Maybe we’ve lost some of our appeal from the days of Sir Alex Ferguson when Champions League qualification was a given, though I don’t believe agents are ignoring calls from Ed Woodward or other club representatives just yet.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer held a press conference this morning ahead of United’s clash with AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League.
The United boss was asked about agents not wanting their players joining the club.
“Agents might not but players will do,” Solskjaer said (via Manchester Evening News). “I don’t speak to too many agents. United are the biggest and best in the world and I’m sure there’s so many players in the world who want to be part of the rebuild. Our players and fans enjoy our football and opposition players will like to be part of it as well.”
According to The Athletic, Solskjaer intends to be busy in the January transfer window and wants to make three new signings — two in midfield and a striker.
There’s also a possibility that Paul Pogba could leave if Real Madrid come knocking.