Manchester United currently occupy the 10th position in the Premier League standings after 11 round of matches, but that is expected to change if Solskjaer’s men can create and convert many clear-cut chances in subsequent matches.
To ensure that his attacking department becomes more threatening and prolific, Solskjaer has targeted in-form strikers and midfielders, including Erling Haaland and James Maddison who play RB Salzburg and Leicester City respectively.
However, the Norwegian boss will compete with more than 14 clubs for his young compatriot due to huge interest from Liverpool, Barcelona, Juventus, and Real Madrid.
Though Maddison isn’t attracting much interest from top clubs, Man United will need to release not less than £80m in the summer if they must complete the player’s signature.
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To this effect, bookmakers and pundits are predicting Solskjaer’s chances of luring the two attack-minded players to the Theatre of Dreams in January or prior to the start of next season.
According to Sky Bet, United are favorite to land the two players. The offered odds of 2/1 to join the 20-time Premier League Champions, while Maddison is placed on the odds of 9/2 to join the Red Devils.
Irrespective of the bookie’s perspective, the Red Devils are expected to sign at least one in-form striker in January who will compliment Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial’s qualities at the final third of the pitch.