Ashley Young entering Old Trafford before a match.

Ole's answers on transfers and Ashley Young

Friday 10 January 2020 11:55

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer inevitably fielded questions about Manchester United’s transfer activity – and the future of captain Ashley Young – at Friday’s press conference to preview the Norwich City game.

The Reds have been linked with a host of players during the January transfer window, while Young has been the subject of departure rumours, and the boss was asked about both incomings and outgoings.
“I can't say yes or no,” he responded, “but I wouldn't expect many ins and outs.
Solskjaer's response to transfer speculation Video

Solskjaer's response to transfer speculation

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"We've still got the same thoughts as we had a month ago. We've got the players we have and we're working with the ones we have.
"If something happens we'll tell you.”
The boss was also quizzed on whether he had been to watch a particular player recently and while Ole did admit that he does regularly attend live matches, it doesn’t necessarily mean he is on a scouting assignment.
“We go back to speculation and we do go and watch games all the time,” said the Norwegian. “Where I've been is irrelevant. That's another player that's in a different club and I can't speak about [him]."

As for the media reports regarding a move away for Young in either the current or summer transfer window, Ole responded:
"Ashley’s one of our players, he's our captain. There's loads of speculation and we've just got to handle that. We're getting used to that in this club and Ashley's been very professional and focused, so I don't think that's going to change.
"It's a discussion that me and Ash will have if something comes up. For us, we haven't got too many players fit and ready, so we need the ones we have.
"Ash has been very, very good for this club and he's been a very good captain this season, so let's see where we are in June. And we can see where we are in February as well."

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