Solskjaer: 'You're always looking for a little bit more'
Just days remain before the summer transfer window shuts in English football, and United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been speaking about whether fans should expect any further incomings or outgoings.
But ahead of this weekend's trip to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers, reporters quizzed Solskjaer on whether any further business might be imminent – and, in particular, if Jesse Lingard could leave the club.
“Jesse, I see him as a Man Utd player,” began Ole. “I know there’s loads of speculation about him, but he’s had a very good pre-season; just been picked for England in the squad.
“It’s just been unfortunate that he got COVID just before the league started. He would have 100 per cent started the first game [against Leeds] because of the pre-season he had, so I can see him doing well this season.”
The 48-year-old also commented on the rumours around Cristiano Ronaldo's potential departure from Juventus.
“I don’t want to speculate too much,” admitted Solskjaer. “Cristiano has been a legend of this club, he is a legend of this club, he’s the greatest player of all time, if you ask me.
“I was fortunate enough to play with him, I coached him. He almost retired me, because that Wolverhampton game when I got injured he kept switching sides! He's such a tremendous human being as well, so let’s see what happens. Everyone who’s played with him has a soft spot for him.
“I didn’t think Cristiano was gonna turn out leaving Juventus. It’s been speculation the last few days, of course,” Ole added.
“We’ve always had a good communication. I know Bruno has been talking to him as well. He knows what we feel about him. If he was ever going to move from Juventus, he knows that we’re here.”