Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that Manchester United will continue to strengthen their squad over the coming seasons, after he signed a new three-year contract at the club. United have already signed Jadon Sancho for £78million this summer, and have been linked with numerous other big-name players.
Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane and Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier are both said to be close to a move to United, which would put them in a good position heading into the new season.
Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga and West Ham midfielder Declan Rice are also targets, as the Red Devils hunt for their first Premier League title under Solskjaer.
And, after signing his new deal with the club he spent 11 years at as a player, the Norwegian has said that they will continue to improve their “on and off the pitch” over the next few years.
“Everyone knows the feeling I have for this club, and I am delighted to have signed this new contract,” he said.
“It is an exciting time for Manchester United, we have built a squad with a good balance of youth and experienced players that are hungry for success.
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They finished as runners-up in the Premier League and Europa League last campaign, and after the purchase of Sancho, will be hoping to go one better next season.
However, this won’t be easy, with local rivals Manchester City’s intentions of signing both Harry Kane and Jack Grealish.
Ed Woodward has had his say on Solskjaer’s contract extension, even though he will soon step down from his role at the club after the European Super League debacle.
The former executive vice-chairman says that Solskjaer’s commitment to blooding in young players, as well as playing attacking football, is a good sign for the future.
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“Ole and his staff have worked tirelessly putting the foundations in place for long-term success on the pitch,” said Woodward.
“The results of that have become increasingly visible over the past two seasons and we are all looking forward to seeing this exciting team develop further in the years ahead.
“What is especially pleasing is the way this progress has been achieved with a blend of young, homegrown talent and top-class recruits, playing attacking football in the best traditions of Manchester United.
“We are more confident than ever that, under Ole’s leadership, we are heading in the right direction.”