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Solskjaer knows which two players can replace Ander Herrera

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already identified two players who are going to replace Ander Herrera next season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might have lost the services of Ander Herrera this summer but the Manchester United boss can hope to have great replacements already waiting to be given a chance.

The Spain international decided to leave Old Trafford as a free agent after the Red Devils did not meet his financial requirements. The loss of Herrera is a great one but Solskjaer is confident that the club’s academy players can replace the one-time fan favourite.

While the club has been linked with the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Idrissa Gueye and Seam Longstaff, Solskjaer has a lot of hopes from the likes of Andreas Pereira and Scott McTominay who could be potential long-term solutions to the club’s midfield issues.

Solskjaer also feels that James Garner will become a top player.

“Jimmy is young, he’s very young – only 18 – so you can’t expect too much from him, but you can see he is going to be a top player,” Solskjaer said according to The Express.

“Andreas I expect a lot more from, Scotty I expect a lot more from.

“Those two between them had maybe 15, 20 starts last season. You expect them to have at least 20 each this season maybe even more.

“That’s maybe two players into one that can replace Ander.”

Solskjaer also revealed that it is not easy to finalize transfers but the club is working on a few more signings.

“It’s hard getting players in and over the line,” he added.

“We’ve been doing our jobs. We’ve been scouting, finding and identifying players.

“It took time with Aaron, it took time with Dan, but they got it over the line.

“It’s not like we’re going to sign 10 players. It can’t be a quick-fix.

“We’re working on one or two and we’re still hoping, but I also understand that the market has changed – prices have soared.”