Manchester United are unlikely to make any major transfers this summer. The major construction sites are operated by Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane. There are question marks behind some potential departures – including Paul Pogba.
“Everything that comes now is a bonus,” said coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Thursday at the Red Devils training camp in Scotland. “I have to say that with the two newcomers we have strengthened where we wanted to strengthen ourselves.”
This refers to Jadon Sancho, who came from Borussia Dortmund for 85 million euros, and central defender Raphael Varane, whose move from Real Madrid to Manchester is imminent. Only the medical check is still pending. According to matching media reports, the transfer fee for the French is 40 million euros plus bonuses.
According to information from SPOX and Goal could take United and bring in a midfielder or right-back. Large transfers should not follow, however.
However, some departures are still to be expected. Goalkeeper Joel Pereira (RKC Waalwijk, free transfer), Tahith Chong (Birmingham City, loan) and Facundo Pellistri (Alaves, loan) have left the club so far. More players are likely to follow.
Above all, there are question marks behind the loan returnees Jesse Lingard, Diogo Dalot and Andreas Pereira. There are currently 31 players in United’s squad.
However, Solskjaer warned against too many departures. “We need a big squad,” said the 48-year-old. “The start is important, the whole season is important, but you have to arrive fresh in April and May with enough options. Some could be loaned out until Christmas, others could go for a season, but I don’t want to have too few players in any position . “
Manchester United: Question mark behind Paul Pogba
But the most important person is Paul Pogba. Rumors of a move to Paris Saint-Germain persist. The Frenchman only has one contract until 2022 and would have to leave United in winter at the latest to generate a transfer fee.
Solskjaer is calm about the rumors. “I hope every player thinks United is the right club to win the title. When you sign with Manchester United you have to face the challenge. Paul has come back, he’s fresh and always so positive. The conversations, that I ran with him were all positive. “
The new Premier League season kicks off for ManUnited on August 14th with a home game against Leeds United.