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.
Premier League: Manchester United To Offer Player £30,000-a-week Deal’
According to The Sun, Manchester United are ready to offer teenage attacker Angel Gomes a new deal to ward off the interest of other European teams in him.
Angel Gomes has just six months remaining on his £10,000 weekly contract at the Theatre of Dreams and the club is ready to triple his wages to £30,000 on a weekly basis with the new contract offer.
These clubs want to swoop in on him when his contract at Manchester United expires this summer.
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Angel Gomes wants more first team football and that has been his motivation in the quest to leave Manchester United where he has played in the Premier League just once since the 22nd of September.
He has made six appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions this season and the majority of those games have been in the cup competitions.
In total, Angel Gomes has 10 appearances for Manchester United.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already assured him that he’ll get more first team opportunities if he manages to pen a new deal at the club according to the aforementioned publication.
For now, his future is far from being resolved.
Man United Transfer: When They Will Sign James Maddison Revealed
According to The Independent, Manchester United still retain an interest in highly rated Leicester City playmaker James Maddison.
Manchester United wanted to take the one-cap England player to the Theater of Dreams this month only for them to be met with disapproval on the part of Leicester City who want to keep their best players including James Maddison.
The Coventry City Academy graduate has been a revelation at Leicester City since signing for them at the start of the last campaign.
James Maddison signed for the Foxes from Norwich City who were in the English Championship as at then.
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Norwich City have since been promoted to the Premier League though they occupy the last position on the league table at the moment after Matchday 24 games.
The Canaries are overwhelming favorites to go back to the English Championship after falling six points off safety with 14 games left to play.
Manchester United will have to convince Leicester City to part with James Maddison in the summer as the playmaker won’t come cheap.
The Red Devils might need to pay premium transfer fee to sign him if they manage to cajole the Foxes into a transfer just like what happened to Harry Maguire who left Leicester City for Old Trafford in a world-record of £80m for defenders.
EPL: Man Utd To Sign £120m-rated World Class Star In Summer
Manchester United will wait till the summer before making the play for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho who has been attracting the interest of a lot of clubs in the Premier League.
According to German newspaper Bild, Manchester United want to sign Jadon Sancho this summer in a deal that could be as high as €150m (£126m).
Jadon Sancho has developed into a world beater at Borussia Dortmund since joining the Germans from Premier League club Manchester City three years ago.
The 19-year-old England international had to leave Manchester City in the summer of 2017 in a deal worth £8m after he found it hard to break into the talented first team squad at the club.
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His transfer to Borussia Dortmund was buoyed by his desire for more first team football.
Jadon Sancho is one of the most in-form players in the German Bundesliga after netting seven goals and weighin in five assists in the last seven games in that competition.
The 11-cap England international is a certainty for the Three Lions squad for this summer’s European Championships as the team bids for the first title on the continent.
In total, Jadon Sancho has 14 goals and 13 assists in all competitions in the colours of his club this term.
EPL: Chelsea Urged To Beat Man Utd To This Striker’s Signing
Former Premier League player Paul Merson has advised Chelsea to beat top-four rivals Manchester United to the signing of Paris Saint Germain (PSG) striker Edinson Cavani.
According to him via the Daily Express, Cheslea need to sign the Uruguayan international before Premier League rivals Manchester United swoop in on him.
Paul Merson supported Chelsea as a youngster before playing got teams like Arsenal and Aston Villa during the early days of the Premier League era which began during the 1992/93 season.
The Daily Express revealed that Chelsea have already offered a loan fee of £5m for Cavani but PSG are not interested in it as they are holding out for a permanent transfer.
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PSG are reluctant to let Cavani leave Parc des Princes before the end of this present transfer window next week Thursday.
The French giants want a transfer fee of £12.6m upwards for Edinson Cavani who favours a move to Atletico Madrid ahead of the Premier League duo of Manchester United and Chelsea.
Manchester United have made an enquiry to sign Edinson Cavani as they seek cover for Marcus Rashford who’s injured at the moment.
Atletico Madrid have had a €10m bid turned down for him by French giants PSG.
Edinson Cavani Transfer: How Manchester United Plan To Sign Him
Sleeping Premier League giants Manchester United are considering a move for Paris Saint Germain (PSG) striker Edinson Cavani according to the latest reports emanating from the media in England.
Edison Cavani is a big target for both Chelsea and Manchester United in the Premier League as well as Atletico Madrid FC of Spain who are considered favourites to sign the Uruguayan international attacker who will celebrate his 33rd birthday next month.
The specific report from The Telegraph disclosed that Manchester United are considering whether or not to make a move for Cavani who’s rated at £12.6m.
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Edinson Cavani is a prolific striker as shown in the past eight seasons with French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) though this season is a bit different after he lost his place to Mauro Icardi who joined the capital club on loan from Inter Milan FC of Italy last summer with the option to sign him permanently.
Icardi has been in very good form since he became a PSG at the start of this campaign and PSG are closing in on his signing permanently.
Cavani scored at least 20 league goals in each of the last seven seasons though his goal return of five goals in 19 games this season is far from that standard.
Sir Alex Ferguson Identifies Solskjaer’s Replacement At Man United
Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under immense pressure to keep his job as the manager at Old Trafford as results continue to dwindle especially in the wake of the injury to star player Marcus Rashford.
The Red Devils were dealt a big blow after the England international wss ruled out of action for the better part of two months as a result of the stress fracture suffered in his back during a recent game against Wolves in the FA Cup.
Marcus Rashford sustained the injury during the second half of the game shortly after he came on as a substitute.
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He has scored 19 goals and added five assists for Manchester United this season and the team has felt his absence in the last two games without him.
Pressure is on Solskjaer to start performing with the players at his disposal and the latest reports from the Daily Express revealed that legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson has identified the man to replace his protege if he continues to struggle as the Manchester United manager.
Ex-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was favoured by Sir Alex Ferguson as the replacement for the sacked Jose Mourinho in 2018 before Solskjaer was given the job.
EPL: Man Utd Handed Transfer Boost With Player Set To Miss Next Match
Premier League club Manchester United have been given a transfer boost according to Portuguese media portal Record after it was revealed that top target Bruno Fernandes will sit out the upcoming league game with Maritimo on Monday evening as a result of the speculation over his future at his Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon.
Bruno Fernandes has been at the heart of a protracted transfer saga that also involves Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon.
The two clubs have not been able to agree a transfer fee for the 25-year-old midfielder though all the parties are confident that a deal would be done before the end of this transfer window.
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It was disclosed that the two clubs are still far from reaching an agreement on a transfer fee for the player as things stand now.
Bruno Fernandes is a goalscoring midfielder who has netted almost 50 goals since the start of the last campain.
The former Sampdoria player scored 32 goals throughout last season and has already netted 15 goals since the start of the current campaign.
EPL: Alex Ferguson Wants Manchester United To Sign This Player
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has told club officials to sign highly-rated Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn.
Premier League legend Kevin Philips disclosed the position of Sir Alex Ferguson on John McGinn in a chat with Football Insider.
Kevin Philips played for clubs like Sunderland and Birmingham City with distinction while he was in the Premier League.
According to him, Sir Alex Ferguson has told club officials to sign the Aston Villa player who’s presently out injured.
John McGinn suffered ankle ligament damage at the end of last year and he’s not expected back in action until March meaning that a move to Manchester United this month is highly unlikely until the summer at least.
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The Scottish international was linked with a £50m transfer to Manchester United last summer shortly after he helped his team to secure Premier League promotion via the Championship.
Manchester United have been short in midfield this season especially after two key midfielders suffered long-term injuries and that prompted the pursuit of Bruno Fernandes.
The Red Devils are finding it hard to agree a deal with Sporting Lisbon for him.
The 25-year-old is eager to leave Sporting Lisbon for Manchester United this month.