Speaking ahead of his side’s Europa League semi-final clash with Sevilla, Manchester united manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer alluded to the need to bring in players who are ‘better’ than the ones currently at the club and the fact that this will cost money. Moreover, he described the transfer market as a ‘race’ to sign targets.
There appeared to be a hint of frustration in Ole’s comments due to the speed at which Manchester United are looking to conduct transfers. Indeed, every ‘big six’ club apart from United have strengthened already this summer.
Solskjaer is keen to bring in new additions this summer | Pool/Getty Images
Solskjaer once again sent another clear message out during the clash with Sevilla. With the Red Devils 2-1 down with ten minutes remaining, fans were expecting substitutions to be made. But instead, Solskjaer waited before opting to make a triple change in the 87th minute.
Daniel James. Juan Mata….and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
For all the talk of signing Jadon Sancho this summer, this was a clear reminder that United’s squad depth must be improved – particularly in attack. And the mere fact that the likes of Andreas Pereira and Jesse Lingard could be sold this summer only reinforces the need for this to happen.
One player who would help add strength in depth is Championship club Bournemouth’s David Brooks. The Red Devils are said to hold a ‘serious’ interest in him and a potential move could progress relatively quickly. While some fans have alluded to the fact that signing Brooks would mean United call off their pursuit of Sancho, this doesn’t have to be the case.
David brooks is very talented and would fit in ole’s style of play