Solskjaer will have £250million to secure key signings for Manchester United

Aubrey Yates
April 18, 2019

The Norwegian watched on helplessly as the Spanish side defeated his side 4-0 over the two legs of the Champions League quarter-finals.

I know people have said De Gea has made some mistakes in the last 12 months - but not many like that for Manchester United.

'From the team that started in Barcelona, how many can you say are going to be in that team and be the main men in that team for the next five years? His regular and sentimental references to the glory days under Ferguson - in which he played a major part - endeared him even more to fans. Will Paul Pogba still be at United next season?

"Fred is in the mix there, he should just get rid of it", Ferdinand told BT Sport.

Ince admits early progress has stalled, with the former Red Devils midfielder telling Paddy Power of the current situation in Manchester: "It's a very, very tough job for Ole to take this team forward".

Recruitment has been one of United's biggest problems since Alex Ferguson retired so this summer could make or break Solskjaer. Center backs Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are still there, too, eight years after being members of the United team that lost 2-1 to Basel to get eliminated from the group stage of the Champions League.

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The England global was targeted on Twitter after the 33-year-old full-back endured a disappointing night at the Nou Camp.

They have a battle on their hands to finish in the top four but Solskjaer is already envisaging a scenario in the future where United are on an equal footing with Barcleona. England worldwide Jadon Sancho, who plays for Borussia Dortmund, is one option under discussion. Solskjaer has said he expects Pogba to stay, but the situation could change if the club's record signing pushes for a transfer.

That'll mean a lot of work on the training ground with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial. It's a big week and we have to get ready for that week because (they are) three big games.

Defensively United are not up to scratch at the moment and Solskjaer is on the hunt for several top class reinforcements this summer.

Manchester United will return to Premier League action with a trip to Everton in their next top-flight fixture at Goodison Park on Sunday.

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