Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delivers verdict on January transfer activity

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted Manchester United are unlikely to sign anyone during this month’s transfer window.

The Red Devils are regularly linked with top stars from around the world, despite being on an impressive run of form of late.

Solskjaer was busy at the end of the summer transfer window, while also signing Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo during the last January market.

But it seems there is little chance of new signings arriving at Old Trafford this month, though the likes of Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo could depart.

When asked about potential January transfer business this month, Solskjaer said: "I think the signings we made in the summer strengthened the squad really well. Good signings, good characters, good players.

“January is always difficult but if something comes up you think is a long-term target anyway that's another scenario.

"But not many teams would like to lose their players in January, so it's unlikely something will happen on the inside.

“There might be two or three going out because, one, they deserve to play football, for their own good and for their own careers."

United sit level on points with Premier League leaders Liverpool and face Burnley on Tuesday night.

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Solskjaer added: "Since Sir Alex [Ferguson] left, we've been second, third, fourth, fifth, twice sixth, once seventh, so of course it's important for us now to establish ourselves in the top four.

”We've only been top four three times since Sir Alex left, and if we can do that again, if we can improve on third, that's progress.

"When I played it was a different ball game. We were really disappointed if we didn't win the league. We were third once [in 2002], most of the time we challenged against one team.

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“Now the league is so different, so many teams can challenge and look at themselves as candidates to challenge the top teams.

"There weren't many teams to challenge for top two or top three positions; in a good year you win, bad year you come second or third. Now, there are so many other teams with big squads and strong squads that can challenge.

"We all talk about the top six but you have other teams that get up there now and that's due to good work at different clubs, good signings.

“It makes it a more exciting league than last two or three seasons when two teams have run away."

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