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Man Utd working hard in the transfer market, says Solskjaer

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Europa League - Manchester United Training - RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany - August 9, 2020 Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during training Sascha Steinbach/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

(Reuters) - Manchester United’s transfer window has not gone according to plan, but the Premier League club is working hard to bring in new players, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

United has made just one signing in the close season, with Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek arriving from Ajax. The club has been linked to a move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, but has so far failed to get a deal over the line.

“We’re looking at a small pool of players who can add to the quality of our team and let’s see what we can do. The club’s working hard and I understand that,” Norwegian Solskjaer told reporters.

“When we sit down and we discuss, sometimes it doesn’t happen as planned. Life isn’t a straight line here, sometimes things happen and I’ve always said it - I’m very happy to work with these players,” he added. “There’s still a few weeks left of the transfer window, it might happen that we get someone in. I’ve worked with the club and they know what I feel the team and the squad needs and let’s see if we can add to what we have.”

United, which finished third last season, begin its new Premier League campaign against Crystal Palace later on Saturday.

Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru. Editing by Gerry Doyle

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