Nine goals scored and eight goals conceded after eight matches into the season are arguably the unwanted stats that have somewhat opened Solskjaer’s eyes to the type of players he must target in the winter transfer market.
If a team conceded eight goals from eight matches, then it is obvious that there is a need to add more quality to their defensive setup.
In the same vein, if a team score just nine goals ( five in seven matches) after eight games, the manager should be ready to make some alterations to his formation or get a new proven striker.
Knowing this fully well, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly set to add more qualities to his defensive and attacking departments.
The Norwegian is heavily linked with Napoli’s centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly who has been one of the best defenders in the world since two previous seasons.
The Senegal international is seen as the best player to partner Harry Maguire at the heart of the defence due to his no-nonsense attributes.
According to the Sun, the defender is valued above £90m by the Serie A side and United are more than ready to have him as long as Carlo Ancelotti is willing to release the 28-year-old.
The media outlet went on to suggest that the Red Devils are close to reaching a deal with Juventus for their striker Mario Mandzukic who could be heading out of the Turin club in January.