‘The personality has to fit with the team’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warns Manchester United against ‘superstar’ signings in the transfer market
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged Manchester United not to splash the cash
- He insists buying a ‘superstar’ will not turn United into title challengers
- Jose Mourinho was left frustrated at a perceived lack of investment in the team
James Dutton For Mailonline
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told the Manchester United hierarchy not to splash the cash on marquee signings in this summer’s transfer window.
United have splashed the cashed since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 with Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba joining for large fees.
While his predecessor Jose Mourinho clashed with the board over a perceived lack of investment, Solskjaer has preached caution.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Manchester United against making ‘superstar’ signings
United have splashed the cash on the likes of Alexis Sanchez (centre) in recent years
‘It is not about “x” amount of players,’ said Solskjaer ahead of Saturday’s trip to Fulham. ‘It has to be the right one and one who fits. The personality has to fit with the team.
‘It is not just buy a superstar and that will fix things and suddenly we go from challenging to being top four and be champions.
‘If you look at the players, the age of them, they’re young and they’ve got plenty of development in them.
‘We also need some experienced players to stay and step up and really become the leaders.
‘Paul [Pogba] now is, Jesse – they’re at that age where we expect them to take that responsibility and not just be a young boy that floats around.’
Paul Pogba joined Manchester United from Juventus in 2016 for a then world record £89m fee