“Next year we have the Champions League ahead of us, and that’s what I’m focused on. Those rumours mean that you’re doing a good job. I’m calm.
“Those rumours came out a while ago and I don’t think my performance has changed, it’s been good.”
Even if the Red Devils miss out on Torres, Solskjaer is all too aware that new recruits are required in order to progress as a team.
Speaking towards the end of the 2020/21 campaign, the United boss recognised that his side are not yet where they want to be but will aim to bridge that gap in the transfer market.
“We’re planning as we normally do. It’s not like end of season and let’s see what we do, that’s an ongoing process,” said Solskjaer.
“We are looking at the squad, the players who are going to stay, those who might be leaving and I hope that we’re going to strengthen with two or three players that we definitely need to challenge higher up in the table.
“We’re still too far behind to think it is just going to come by itself.”