Solskjaer believes a defensive midfielder is the missing part of United’s jigsaw

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still wants Manchester United to sign a defensive midfielder before deadline day, according to reports.

Every man and his dog with affiliation to the club should be calling for a defensive midfield signing before the transfer window. It’s got to be the next part of the manager’s rebuild.

The Independent believe Solskjaer sees signing Declan Rice as necessary to make his team into title challengers.

However, as per the report, a deal is near impossible this summer because West Ham are pricing Rice out of a transfer – not letting him leave for less than £100 million.

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It is also suggested that United have also looked at Brighton’s highly rated Yves Bissouma, but the club see him as a more box-to-box midfielder than the dedicated holder that Solskjaer wants in order to play a 4-3-3 formation.

The news that Scott McTominay misses this weekend’s game against Wolves after undergoing surgery on a groin injury comes as a blow. We’ll hardly see Fred and Nemanja Matic in a double pivot again?

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