According to rumors, Manchester United will offer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a new contract and will back him up with up to four new acquisitions in the forthcoming transfer window. Read more Transfer News here.
Solskjaer led United to a second-place finish in the Premier League this season, but his team was defeated by Villarreal in the Europa League final on Wednesday evening, and he is still looking for his first trophy as manager at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer’s current contract ends at the end of next season, but according to The Telegraph, United will give him a new three-year contract, with discussions set to begin in the coming weeks.
According to the report, United is willing to back Solskjaer by bringing in up to four new players this summer. Solskjaer is thought to be prioritizing a move for Jadon Sancho, who United failed to acquire from Borussia Dortmund last year, and a new central defense.
Harry Kane and Declan Rice are on United boss Jose Mourinho’s shortlist for a new attacker and central midfielder, respectively.
Solskjaer made it plain following United’s Europa League final loss on penalties that he wants to strengthen his team for the next season.
Solskjaer remarked, ‘We’ve probably done as good as anyone could imagine. We need to improve and work harder, be more intelligent. Two or three players are required to bolster the starting XI and the entire group. We must go even further. I’m sure our competitors or opponents will want to improve as well, so we’ll do everything we can to improve.’
Following United’s defeat to Villarreal, Solskjaer again dismissed the notion that they had had a great season.
‘We need to improve, plain and simple,’ stated the United boss.
‘We’ve done a fantastic job this season. Came back from a tough start and no pre-season, losing three of our first six games. We pushed in the league and came closer to the top than we expected. We made it to the final. You have to win these finals to have a successful season.’