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Manchester United: Red Devils ready for spending spree as Solskjaer targets mass summer clear-out

Manchester United: Red Devils ready for spending spree as Solskjaer targets mass summer clear-out - Manchester United Transfer Rumours

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set for a summer clear-out after coming from behind to draw against West Ham at Old Trafford

Solskjaer’s side moved up into third place, a point ahead of Leicester City, who they will face at the King Power Stadium at the weekend.

Michail Antonio opened the scoring after Paul Pogba blocked the ball with his hands in the penalty box, before Mason Greenwood levelled the score.

As James Ducker pointed out, Solskjaer did nothing, which shows what he really feels about his squad as the second half dragged on for what seemed like an eternity.

According to The Telegraph, the Red Devils are ready for a spending spree in the summer, as the Norwegian believes he needs five players to challenge for the Premier League next season.

Solskjaer has made four permanent signings so far, namely Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Bruno Fernandes, Daniel James and Harry Maguire, but he is not prepared to stop there.

Jadon Sancho

Jadon Sancho

Kalidou Koulibaly

Kalidou Koulibaly

Kai Havertz

Kai Havertz

The Telegraph claims the head coach and his assistant Mike Phelan have worked out what they need to compete for trophies once again.

Despite the fact he has made four signings in his first 12 months, Solskjaer wants a right winger, a centre forward, a centre midfielder, another centre-back and a left-back as well.

He privately feels a winger, defender and defensive midfielder are his top priorities for now, but will wait and see what the summer brings.

Ducker revealed Solskjaer has already decided to sell the deadwood to raise some much-needed funds, as he considers Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones surplus to requirements, among others.

While he remains determined to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho in the summer, he has serious problems at the other end of the pitch he urgently needs to address.

Victor Lindelof has never really looked convincing next to Harry Maguire, as he has received a low WhoScored rating so far, while the club captain has copped a fair amount of criticism for his performances since the Premier League restart.

The board may be reluctant to get rid of Maguire so soon after signing him from Leicester for a world-record fee for a defender, but he certainly needs a new partner to bring the best out of him.

Although they did not know it at the time, the Red Devils had a real chance to put some distance between them and Chelsea, as the Blues ended up dropping points against the champions, and they could live to regret their failure to beat the Hammers.

Missing out on Champions League football could have dire consequences for a deal for Sancho this summer, so there is so much at stake heading into the weekend.

United fans, do you think Solskjaer can make the changes he needs to challenge for silverware next season? Let us know down below!


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