Ole provides update on the transfer market
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says work is continuing on the transfer front, after the recent signings of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
The Reds have snapped up Swansea City winger James and Crystal Palace right-back Wan-Bassaka, amid endless links in the media with other names.
With so much going on behind the scenes on the recruitment front, the manager is relaxed about the situation as he prepares to fly to Australia with his squad on Sunday for the first leg of Tour 2019.
"Well, it’s a long term and short-term project," Solskjaer told us in an exclusive interview, when asked about incoming transfers. "You cannot just think three years down the line and so we’ve got short-term goals as well, of course.
"I think we’ve been quite calm and good in the market as we’ve got the right people and we’re still working on a case or two. Of course, we’re always looking to improve the squad and, all over the summer, I’ve been in touch with Joel [Glazer] and Ed [Woodward] and all the recruitment and analysis people.
"I’ve got to say it’s been very good so far. I’ve got the backing and we’ve got to make sure we don’t just jump in and do something rash. We’ve got the people we wanted, for now, and there will probably be some more business being done."
The next step in preparation for the big kick-off against Frank Lampard's Chelsea next month is, of course, the pre-season tour and the boss is looking forward to watching his charges in action again.
"I can’t wait to get on tour and have the first game against Perth Glory," he added. "I think that’s the first time we’ll see them in the shirt, in the kit, and it means something. We’ve got some great games coming up as preparation. So, by 11 August, there’s a hungry, fit and smiley squad coming out on that pitch.
"We can’t wait to see the fans. We can’t wait to get started on this journey to become the real Man United we know we can be."