Ole Gunnar reveals January plans despite exit rumors
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Ole Gunnar reveals January plans despite exit rumors

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that the club plans on signing new players in January, as they hope to arrest the poor form in the new season.

The Norwegian has endured a torrid time ever since taking over on a permanent basis, with this season, in particular, becoming nightmarish. 

The Red Devils lie 12th on the log on nine points after eight games and face a tricky fixture against League leaders on Sunday at Old Trafford.

Speaking ahead of the tie, Solskjaer further revealed that they failed to sign two new players in the summer, despite bringing in Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Daniel James and Harry Maguire for a combined fee of around £ 150 million. 

"The money is there. We’ve been looking at players and we were close to a couple but it’s not right if you don’t get the right players. The money is there to strengthen in January and in the summer," said Solskjaer.

"We’re planning and we’re looking. We’re refining our targets, but just before the summer transfer window ended, the ready-made players weren’t there. But the resources are there if the right players are available," 

"January is a difficult window, anyway. But if there are players available and at the right price, I’m sure we will spend. There might be some experienced players who can come in and help the younger players – that might be worth the money," 

United are said to be keen on signing Newcastle's Sean Longstaff, Juventus' Mario Mandzukic and Lyon's Moussa Dembele. 

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