Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comments on the club's new signings
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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comments on the club's new signings

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed his delight at the club's new signings on the summer transfer deadline day.

United retained the services of left-back Alex Telles, winger Facundo Pellistri and striker Edinson Cavani while Atalanta youngster Amad Diallo is expected to arrive in January.

However, clubs can still complete deals with EFL clubs until October 16 but Solskjaer feels like he can take pride in the business that the club has concluded this summer.

“First and foremost, I welcome Alex to United,“ Ole said of Telles. “He is a player we have been tracking for some time and his performances over the past few years are exactly what we are looking for. He is a fighter and a winner and will add real determination and competition to the squad.“Alex has the qualities, both as a player and as a person, that we want here at Manchester United.”

Pellistri has made a name for himself with Uruguay side Penarol, and what better yet having the influence of former Red Devil Diego Forlan.

“Our scouts have followed Facundo for a long time and we believe that he will be a real talent for the long term,“ explained the manager.“ Whilst we understand it will take time for him to adapt to the English game, he is capable of having an impact with his pace and ability to beat his opponent.

“Facundo has the perfect platform at Manchester United to develop and he has all of the technical qualities and the right mentality required to become a top player here. We are all looking forward to working with him to fulfil his potential over the coming years.”

“Edinson is an experienced ultimate professional who always gives everything for his team,“ the boss said about Cavani. ”His goalscoring record for club and country is fantastic and we are delighted to sign a player of his calibre.

“He’ll bring energy, power, leadership and a great mentality to the squad but, most importantly, he’ll bring goals. He has had a brilliant career so far, winning trophies at almost every club he has played for, and he still has so much more to give at the highest level.

“The opportunity for our young players to learn from one of Europe’s top goalscorers over the last 10 years is fantastic and it will really benefit them going forward

“Edinson knows exactly what it takes to succeed and we are all looking forward to seeing him make an impact at Manchester United.”

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