June 13, 2021

Glazer in agreement with Solskjaer over Man Utd summer transfer strategy

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Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer has stated his agreement with Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the club’s summer transfer strategy.

United are set for a busy summer in the transfer market when it opens next week, as they look to mount a closer challenge for the Premier League title next season.

A new midfielder, winger and centre-back are all on the shopping list for the Red Devils, with Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho and Real Madrid ’s Raphael Varane among their targets.

That will mean United will have to make some substantial investments in the upcoming window, something which will certainly please Solskjaer.



Joel Glazer has stated his agreement with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over Manchester United's strategy
Joel Glazer has stated his agreement with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over Manchester United’s strategy

The Norwegian has made it clear that he believes his recruitment team will need to be heavily backed if United are to close the gap on Manchester City.

“We were the second-best team, but too far behind to threaten the champions. We have to strengthen ourselves. Of course, something will happen in the transfer window,” Solskjaer told TV2.

“The world has become very different than it was 15 or 16 months ago, but we have to make some moves in the transfer window and also with the team.

“It is never possible to sit back. You are constantly looking for reinforcements. Football is dynamic, so unexpected things can happen like injuries, illness, or someone that wants to move.

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“I will never sit down and think “the team is now exactly the way I want it to be” because you always see some other players, or other teams doing something you want.”

United chiefs certainly appeared to be listening to their manager, with The Athletic reporting this week that the Premier League side had begun negotiations with Dortmund over Sancho.

That move will involve a significant fee, with the Bundesliga side believed to value the Englishman at around £80million.

Glazer, speaking at a fans’ forum meeting on Friday, has promised that that level of investment will be made this summer to provide Solskjaer with the players he needs to win trophies.

“Our goal is to win every competition we compete in, and we will continue to invest in our academy and in the transfer market to support the manager in an effort to meet the club’s goals,” Glazer said.

“As a club we have devoted a lot of time and resources over the last several years updating and further developing our vast global scouting network to adapt to the modern football environment.

“This is a project that should provide a foundation for long-term success in the years to come.”

The American also believes that the club’s ability to bring in significant funds through their commercial deals will help the club to bring in their targets.

“We want this club to always be successful and win trophies. To compete for trophies requires significant investment,” he said.

“The commercial growth at the club has helped deliver the revenue which ultimately underpins that investment in a sustainable manner.

“That approach has allowed us to have among the highest net transfer spend in world football over the last five years and have one of the highest wage bills.”

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