Manchester United have been able to add Donny van de Beek to the squad but have also failed to secure any of their other targets so far.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims United have a smaller pool of footballers to pick from, so the club is bound to struggle in the transfer market but this is why scouts work all year around.
Van de Beek comes in and adds quality as well as depth to our midfield options but efforts to sign Jadon Sancho have yet to see a breakthrough with Borussia Dortmund standing firm, as per Sky Sports.
United have less than three weeks to go until the window closes and have become frustrated by the lack of signings.
Solskjaer has started making his excuses for the board.
“It’s not as big a pool for other clubs, because part of Man United and being good enough is one thing. Then you’ve got another club that probably want to keep that type of player of that quality. My focus is on us, of course,” Solskjaer said (via GOAL).
That has always been the case but you don’t see other big clubs complain so much about it. Manchester United should be targeting the best players in the world and behaving like their the biggest club the globe has to offer…
“We sit down and we discuss and we have plans, sometimes it doesn’t happen as planned. Life isn’t a straight line here. Sometimes things happen,” the boss added.
“I’ve always said, these players, I’m very happy to work with them. Of course, I’m not going to take anything away from them either, because we have to go into this season confident with how we did towards the end of the season. We need that consistency, of course, to start with. That’s key.
“And transfers, there’s still a few weeks left on the transfer window. It might happen that we get someone in. I work with the club and they know what I feel this team and the squad needs.
“Let’s see if we can add to what we have, but the ones who are here. They’ve really taken a step forward and done themselves good favours to be in the squad moving forward.”
A lot of people are talking about our rivals. They see what Chelsea are spending in the current market, Liverpool adding Thiago Alcantara to their squad, while Man City and Arsenal have all bolstered their squads.
“You see other clubs and what they do, they put a challenge up for us. Our response has to be results. That’s the response.
“We can be best at the things that don’t cost anything. The culture here the training the coaching, getting fitter.
“But yeah, we’re looking at a small pool of players that can add to the quality of our team, and let’s see what we can do. They are working hard and I understand that they are working hard.”
United had all year to prepare for Sancho but have stood idle for most of the summer.
It doesn’t take that long to negotiate a transfer, and if it does you walk away and find an alternative.