Manchester United fans are keen to hear if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be making a signing before the January transfer window shuts.
The Norwegian made three good signings in the summer — Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire and Daniel James — and all three have shown glimpses that they are good investments for the club, even if defensively we are still leaking goals, and annoyingly conceding regularly from set-pieces.
We are nearing double figures for goals conceded from corners and that has to come down to coaching. Last week against Liverpool, Virgil van Dijk was allowed to bully Brandon Williams and score from a corner.
Williams shouldn’t be the one picking up a player of Van Dijk’s size. What was that about?
Anyhow, United need reinforcements if they are to have any chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season.
A defensive midfielder is needed, along with a playmaker, and following Marcus Rashford’s injury United are crying out for a goalscorer more than ever this season.
We lost Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini last year and didn’t sign one midfielder in the summer. Now with Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba out with long-term injuries, it would be inexcusable to ignore the need for new additions before the January transfer window shuts.
“It is stretched but we’re getting players back after the break as well, so we will be better off for the break,” Solskjaer said at his press conference this morning (via Manchester Evening News).
“We’re still working on one or two things so let’s see if the club get it over the line.”
Finally, Solskjaer looks to be putting some pressure on the board and Ed Woodward to deliver in the transfer market.
By suggesting they are working on one or two things, Solskjaer knows the backlash the club will face if they fail to sign any players in January.
He needs to be bold to save his job and realise if the board fails to get the players he needs to build a success team, his sacking is inevitable.
Sad but true.