Man Utd: Solskjaer says squad can deal with rotation
Manchester United will only make a move for a player that can have a similar impact to Bruno Fernandes when he joined the club last January, according to reports. The Portuguese made the switch from Sporting Lisbon and has fired the Red Devils into title contention.
United are focused on adding quality to their squad and will not make bids unless they can get their top targets.
Ed Woodward and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer want to complete the group of players they have in the next couple of transfer windows to ensure they compete for trophies over the coming years.
United will be second on goal difference alone if they beat Aston Villa tonight in the Premier League.
That has underlined just how close the squad is to competing at the very top again.
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The Manchester Evening News say one player United could move for is full-back, Max Aarons, from Norwich.
He has been admired at Old Trafford for several years after breaking through at Carrow Road.
The 20-year-old can play on the right or left and already has a season’s experience in the Premier League.
While United have Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Aarons would offer a much more potent threat in attack, something the former Crystal Palace man lacks.
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Norwich would be reluctant to sell Aarons as they push for promotion back to the Premier League though.
It is more likely United will have a quiet transfer window focused on trimming their squad.
Sergio Romero, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo are all surplus to requirements and could exit while Jesse Lingard and Brandon Williams have also been linked with moves away.
United return to action tonight against Aston Villa (8pm) and can go level on points with Liverpool at the top of the table.
Ahead of the match, Solskjaer has talked about how important it is to be close to the top and in with a chance of winning.
He said: “Of course, yeah. You know, when you are getting closer, that gives you a boost and it gives you extra focus.
“The good thing about this group is that some of them have won before so they are not going to get too far ahead of themselves.
“We know that the only way to do it is to take one game at a time.
“I know that is quite a boring statement, but that is the good thing about this group – they are not going to think we have cracked it because in any game in this league, you have got to be at it and that’s why we have a big, strong squad.”
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