Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urges Man Utd board to complete £25m signing early

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly planning to overhaul his squad this summer and reports have linked Manchester United with a £25million move for Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff.

Earlier this week, reports claims that United had opened talks with Newcastle over a potential deal for the 21-year-old.

The report further claims Swansea City winger Daniel James, Norwich City’s Ben Godfrey – and 18-year-old Stoke City central defender Nathan Collins have all been linked with a move to the Old Trafford.

According to The Sun, Solskjaer wants to make sure that he has signed Longstaff, James, Godfrey and Collins by the time pre-season training starts at the start of July.

And the United manager has already insisted that a positive work ethic will be present in all of his signings at Old Trafford.

‘We’ve tried to educate our players and our kids to be proper people. In my years, the best players have always been the best people,’ said the United manager.

‘You have to have that value system – do you say that? A certain kind of attitude about you to make a Manchester United player.

‘You have got to have qualities and our fans want to see exciting players. We want to get up from our seats. You see defenders who defend, like that’s their life, that’s the most important thing.

‘When we go to press with Jesse and Marcus, in the games against Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool and Chelsea, when we start these games, our fans clap a striker making a tackle.

‘That’s the way it’s been and in our culture. You have to have that work ethic and we’re scouting the market trying to find the right ones.’

 

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