Solskjaer's plan for Andreas Pereira
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t expect Andreas Pereira, Matteo Darmian or any other players to leave Manchester United in the remaining days of the January transfer window.
In a press conference to preview Tuesday’s Premier League match against Burnley, Ole was asked if any players could leave before Thursday's 23:00 GMT deadline.
“At the moment I can see everyone staying at the club because no deals have been done with anyone, I think,” said Solskjaer. “Then again there's still a few more days but I'm not too involved in the negotiations, so, whatever happens, happens.
“It'll be good to get the window closed so we can just focus on the squad and improving the ones who stay here.”
Two Under-23s players, Ethan Hamilton and Regan Poole, have already been loaned out to Rochdale and Newport County respectively to gain valuable experience in the Football League for the remainder of the season.
Solskjaer was also asked if another spell out on loan would be beneficial for Andreas Pereira, who spent the previous two seasons in Spain with Granada and Valencia respectively.
But our caretaker manager was adamant that he cannot see the midfielder making another temporary move away from the club.
“No, I can't see him going out on loan because Andreas has done fantastic in training,” Solskjaer told reporters at the Aon Training Complex on Monday morning.
“Ever since I've come back, obviously, I've kept in touch with Warren [Joyce], who had him in the Reserves. I've known about Andreas from before and he is a player that you could see play quite a few games for us before the end of the season.”
The subject of youth development was discussed towards the end of his press conference and Solskjaer hinted that several Academy players will make their first-team debuts later this season.
“We have quite a few talented kids in the youth team that you'd like to see, and you probably will see at some point before next season," Ole told the press.
"Because that's what it's about now for me, to put the club and to put the team in a good position when at the end of the season, how do we look like? What do we look like next season? And Mason [Greenwood], Jimmy Garner, Ethan [Hamilton], there's quite a few in that Reserve team that can do well. It's just about the right time.”
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