Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer unhappy with one summer transfer

Harry Maguire

But the 21-year-old faces his biggest season yet after the £73.75million sale of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan on Thursday confirmed his place as United's number one striker.

Solskjaer continued: "As I said earlier last season as well, it's not about a quick fix, it's a long rebuild".

The United boss went on to respond to questions over a backlash from supporters and a perceived negative mood around the Theatre of Dreams, adding: "Well that's not the feeling inside the club and the fans I've met are excited with the signings we've had".

Neither the player, nor the hierarchy, wanted him to leave either, but he somehow slipped through the cracks amid transfer confusion.

"It might take us some time, but if we all stick to the game plan, work collectively as a team, and we've got a good manager who knows the club and who shares the same ambition, who knows what we can achieve?" "That is showing the way we want the team to be and the style of football we want to play".

"I just was just telling you what I was feeling. It's just the next step".

Notably, Mourinho has not taken up any managerial role after he was sacked by United midway in the last season in December.

"If we don't make these decisions now, they will have to be done in 12 months' time or 18 months or 24 months - because at some point these kids will have to be a part of Man United". Right now I feel like mentally and physically I'm more prepared to do it than in the past, especially physically.

When asked about last season as he spoke to the press ahead of Sunday's Premier League opener at home to Chelsea, the Norwegian said: "of course we want to put that right".

"We hadn't had much rest and it was tough trying to start the season off quickly".

Saha also weighed in on Alexis Sanchez's ill-fated spell with United to date , insisting he could single-handedly drag Solskjaer's side back into the top four if he can rediscover his best form.

Spain, France and Germany all close their transfer windows on August 31, while Italy's slams shut on the 18th.



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