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Solskjaer Defends ManUnited in Transfer Market


Mahmoud Al Assal

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:52 GMT

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer announced on Tuesday January 14th that his team will compete at the top end of the winter transfer market to sign new players that could help the team's tactics.

Man United have been ranked as the Premier League's richest club with revenues of £627.1 million ($814 million) in 2018-19, placing them third overall behind only Barcelona and Real Madrid, according to Deloitte's Football Money League.

The Red Devils have been warned that their title is at risk as they could soon find themselves slipping behind Liverpool and Manchester City due to their failure to qualify for the Champions League.

"The most important thing for me is that we get the results sorted and the performances on the pitch," Solskjaer said ahead of his side's FA Cup third-round relay against Wolves.

The 46-year-old tactician confirmed that ManUnited have got the resources and the backing to go into the transfer market.

AFP reported that the Premier League giants were in talks with Sporting Lisbon to sign the latter's midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who is expected to cost as much as £70 million ($91 m).

Solskjaer refused to announce any updates on that deal or any other moves in the January market.

Man United are currently fifth in the Premier League table with 34 points, five points away from the top four.