Solskjaer has proven that he can assemble a fluid, dynamic, and dangerous-looking team, but the squad is still lacking in depth and quality in key areas, especially when compared to the Premier League’s top two.
United have not shied away from the fact that they need to spend. They invested heavily in the squad last summer and in January, and they could be set to do the same this summer as Solskjaer looks to take the next step in the rebuild at Old Trafford.
Here is your Manchester United transfer round-up.
Grealish agent provides transfer update
Amid reports that he could move to Old Trafford in the summer, Jack Grealish’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, revealed that no deal has been done with Manchester United.
However, he did concede that, while Grealish is focusing on keeping Aston Villa in the Premier League, the Champions League is the next step in his career.
When asked whether a deal with United has been agreed, Barnett told Stretty News: “Absolutely no deal has been done with anybody.”
But he did imply that Grealish wants to play in Europe’s elite club competition.
“I think as far as his career is concerned, it would be great for him to play in the Champions League and develop his great skills,” he said. “I’m not sure in which country or where that will be.
“But that conversation won’t happen now because all he wants to do is fight and help Aston Villa.”
United end Moussa Dembele interest
Earlier in the season, it was expected that Manchester United would pursue a centre-forward in the transfer market.
However, since the restart, the emergence of Mason Greenwood and formation of a front three with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial has made the club reconsider their transfer priorities.
Per the Daily Star, United sent scouts to watch Lyon striker Moussa Dembele before the Ligue 1 season was cut short. They had intended to make a £60million move in the summer.
However, thanks to the recent performances of Greenwood, who has three goals and an assist since the restart and has established himself as a regular fixture in the starting XI, combined with Dembele’s wage demands, United have now dropped their interest.
Dembele has scored 31 goals in 60 Ligue 1 fixtures for Lyon. He was previously prolific in Scotland for Celtic and has been tipped to develop into a leading European striker.
Greenwood, though, now has 15 goals in all competitions this season, and with United still keen on signing Jadon Sancho, their attention has turned…