Manchester United have reportedly budgeted for between three and five new signings in this calendar year, after the arrival of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon last month.
According to Manchester Evening News, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects a minimum of three new arrivals this summer as his rebuild takes effect.
United have so far signed Harry Maguire, Daniel James, Aaron-Wan-Bissaka, Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo under the Norwegian’s stewardship, but serious investment is still required and the MEN’s report suggests the club are willing to back their manager.
It’s critical that United get their recruitment spot on this summer; we can’t afford another transfer window where money is wasted on players not suited to the club.
And according to the report, a midfielder, forward and striker are the positions being prioritised this summer.
Despite the arrival of Fernandes, United are still in need of quality midfield options and the report claims Jack Grealish and James Maddison are of interest.
Jadon Sancho is also being targeted but there would inevitably be high competition for the Borussia Dortmund star’s services.
Ed Woodward and United’s recruitment team have until the beginning of September to complete the deals after the English transfer window was extended. There will be no excuses if the United board fail to deliver for their manager.