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Solskjaer hints at no summer signings

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has indicated that Manchester United may sign nobody in the January transfer window.

Solskjaer said after the summer transfer window closed, that funds were available so long as it was for the right player. 

This summer they signed Dan James, Aaron  Wan-Bisska and Harry Maguire.

However, they also sold Romelu Lukaku, loaned out Alexis Sanchez and Chris Smalling and lost  Ander Herrera to a free transfer.

The most concerning has obviously been the lack of firepower, as United has struggled to score goals all season.

The hope was that Mason Greenwood would pick up some of the slack, but they did not count on Anthony Martial being out for several weeks.

There has been plenty of speculation, with potential signings of Mario Mandzukic, the return of  Zlatan Ibrahimovic and even a big-money move for Declan Rice.

Solskjaer though is facing the reality that getting the right players in January is never easy and often rare.

In his pre-match press conference through the clubs official website manutd.com, before the Europa League clash with partisan Belgrade, he said:

“We always look at the long term with transfers, it might be none, might be one, might be two in January.”

“It’s always the summer… you can’t really do too many big deals in January.”