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Man United signings must fit the culture of the club

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United acknowledges the fans following his side's defeat during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Cardiff City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is adamant the club’s summer signings must fit the culture of the club.

United signed off the campaign on a low with a 2-0 defeat to Cardiff at Old Trafford – which saw them finish 32 points behind champions Manchester City in sixth place.

Despite recovering from their early season blues when Solskjaer replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho in December, the Red Devils saw their form plummet towards the end of the term with only two wins from their final 12 fixtures.

With the summer transfer window now open, Solskjaer disclosed he is actively scouting the transfer market for players who fit the mould and traditions of the club.

“You have to have a certain kind of attitude about you to make you a Manchester United player,” Solskjaer told United’s official app. “You have got to have the qualities and our fans want to see exciting players.

“Of course we want to get up from our seats. We want to see defenders who defend like they’re doing it for their lives, that’s the most important thing.

“We’ve tried to educate our players and our kids to be proper people. In my view, the best players have always been the best people.

“It’s always been in our culture. You have to have that work ethic and we’re scouting the market, trying to find the right ones.”

The likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Dybala and De Ligt have all been linked to the club, but it remains to be seen if they are tailor-made for the Old Trafford outfit.