Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer comments on new signings

Tuesday 06 October 2020 07:00

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is pleased to have bolstered his Manchester United squad with three new additions on transfer deadline day.

Left-back Alex Telles, winger Facundo Pellistri and striker Edinson Cavani all completed moves to Old Trafford, with the promise of Atalanta youngster Amad Diallo to come in January.

Deals can still be completed with EFL clubs until 16 October but the squad now has a different look to it as we wait for the international break to end.

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“First and foremost, I welcome Alex to United," Ole said of Telles. “He is a player we have been tracking for some time and his performances over the past few years are exactly what we are looking for. He is a fighter and a winner and will add real determination and competition to the squad.

“Alex has the qualities, both as a player and as a person, that we want here at Manchester United.”

Wide-man Pellistri has already made a big impact in Uruguay with Penarol, where he played under former Red Diego Forlan.

“Our scouts have followed Facundo for a long time and we believe that he will be a real talent for the long term," explained the manager.“ Whilst we understand it will take time for him to adapt to the English game, he is capable of having an impact with his pace and ability to beat his opponent.

“Facundo has the perfect platform at Manchester United to develop and he has all of the technical qualities and the right mentality required to become a top player here. We are all looking forward to working with him to fulfil his potential over the coming years.”

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“Edinson is an experienced ultimate professional who always gives everything for his team," the boss said about Cavani. "His goalscoring record for club and country is fantastic and we are delighted to sign a player of his calibre.

“He’ll bring energy, power, leadership and a great mentality to the squad but, most importantly, he’ll bring goals. He has had a brilliant career so far, winning trophies at almost every club he has played for, and he still has so much more to give at the highest level.

“The opportunity for our young players to learn from one of Europe’s top goalscorers over the last 10 years is fantastic and it will really benefit them going forward

"Edinson knows exactly what it takes to succeed and we are all looking forward to seeing him make an impact at Manchester United.”

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