Solskjaer gives hint on the club’s transfer activity in the winter window

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that the club will be active in the transfer market next month as he look to make some additions to the squad.

The Norwegian also stressed on the fact that the club will not indulge in panic buys or be held to ransom in signing any player.

“As a manager, you always hope you can do something but, then again, it’s not something that’s nailed on,” he said, as quoted by the club’s official website.

“It has to be the right player, the right age, he’s got to fit into this squad and for the right value.

“We’re always looking and the transfer window will be open but it might not happen.”

As for potential departures, the Norwegian was non-committal and less than certain that no player will be leaving the club.

“There’s always a chance of outgoing moves,” he added.

“I can say with 99.9 per cent sureness that they [squad members] won’t go but there are always teams who will come and be interested in some of ours.

“Maybe they haven’t played enough so, of course, there may be a chance.”

The club are expected to sign at least two players when the transfer window re-opens with Erling Haaland, James Maddison, Jadon Sancho and Christian Eriksen among potential targets.

The likes of Nemanja Matic and Ashley Young could be offloaded in January.