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Man Utd missed ‘all Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s transfer targets’ including Upamecano

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Manchester United chiefs have been questioned by supporters over their summer transfer business.

The Red Devils failed to bring in their key target in Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund, and only managed to add left-back Alex Telles and free agent Edinson Cavani to their first-team options.

Ed Woodward has come under fire for his failure to dramatically improve the squad after their Champions League qualification, especially after their 6-1 defeat at home to Tottenham.

A report have now emerged that states that the club failed to sign any of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s targets.

ESPN have reported that the club did not sign any of the Norwegian’s targets in the entirety of the summer transfer window, in a shortlist that included Sancho.

Also on that list was said to be Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish as well as one of either RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano or Bournemouth's Nathan Ake before his move to Manchester City.

Although the incoming players were not in the initial thoughts of Solskjaer and his coaching team, the report adds that they were consulted on each deal before it was completed by the club.

They add that they also missed out on Erling Haaland during January transfer window, who decided to move to Germany with Dortmund after leaving Red Bull Salzburg.

Solskjaer told Sky Sports of their summer business: “When I came in and was given the job, I gave my view on what the team should look like and how to get there. I feel when we had these conversations, the club understood my view.

“In all honesty, results are always the key here. But the club also see what we are doing with the club, and what we want to do with the club.

“I’m not looking at other clubs in that way – of course I look at them in terms of keeping up with what's going on – but other clubs have a way of running, we have our way of running our club.

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“And of course, I'm very happy working with the players I've got. But also, the part of the job is to improve the squad all the time, and so far I've been backed. We are working hard to be competitive again, amongst the best.

“I think football now is different from what it was six or eight months ago, and these times are very unique.

“To get deals done you need to monitor a player for a long, long while, and monitor your target, and I feel the process there has been working well."

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