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Opinion: Does lack of January signings show us Solskjaer not the long-term choice for Manchester United?

Opinion: Does lack of January signings show us Solskjaer not the long-term choice for Manchester United?

Manchester United were expected to make big splashes in the January market this window, but, alas, they failed to bring anyone into the club.

While that sounds a damning statement in some sense, the reality is things could not be going much better for United, who are still unbeaten under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and saw the club tie down striker Anthony Martial to a new deal just this week.

However, with the club struggling so much in the opening half of the season and central defence clearly still an issue for the Red Devils, does this lack of January action mean the club are not quite prepared to go ‘all in’ on Solksjaer? You could certainly interpret it that way.

The Norwegian has done a sterling job at turning things round at United, and he will no doubt remain positive and get the best out of his current crop, who so far have not let him down in any way, shape, or form.

Solskjaer though surely must notice that the club haven’t essentially backed him the market, and it could be a worry for the former striker as he looks to secure his long-term future at Old Trafford.

While if he continues to bring results like he is it makes it ever harder for the powers that be at United to not appoint him, there will be a worry within Solskjaer, who will be desperate not to return to Norway in the summer.

United though might see their future with a more experienced head and well known name in world football, and the January window might just be a sign that they are hanging fire before making big squad changes.

United fans, do you read anything into this? Or is there nothing to think about? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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