Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Tahith Chong

Transfers: Ole's update on deadline day

Monday 01 February 2021 14:30

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shared his assessment of the club's transfer activity, on deadline day for the January window.

So far in this window, there has been plenty of transfer activity concerning United. Firstly, youngster Amad Diallo completed his arrival from Italian side Atalanta, after the move was first agreed on the last deadline day back in October.

In terms of departures, there have been several players going out on loan. Jesse Lingard, who’s made 210 appearances and scored 33 times for the first team since he graduated from our Academy, joined West Ham United in a deal until the end of the season.

Lingard completes loan move


Jesse has finalised his temporary transfer to another Premier League club after passing a medical.

Uruguayan winger Facundo Pellistri has looked lively for our Under-23s and has gone on loan to Alaves in Spain where he should gain valuable experience.

James Garner and Tahith Chong have both changed their loan clubs. Central midfielder Garner was initially with Watford but he has now joined Nottingham Forest until the end of the campaign.

Chong has left Bundesliga side Werder Bremen and will spend the remainder of the season at Belgian outfit Club Brugge.

The boss was asked about the prospect of any other incomings and outgoings when he faced the media for his pre-match press conference ahead of our encounter with Southampton on Tuesday.

"I can confirm there won't be anyone coming in," said Solskjaer, before advising supporters and journalists alike, "don’t stay up late!"

Overall, Ole is happy with how the winter transfer window has panned out, with a number of charges heading out in search of first-team football.

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"We’ve made decisions that we feel have been good for individuals and for us as well," the United boss told the media.

"With the young players moving on, like Chong, Garner and Pellistri, they're getting the chance to play more football. That is important for us. Our group is a tight-knit group, we don't have too many players in excess.

"Hopefully Jesse can also get going and get playing at West Ham as well."