Solskjaer responds to speculations he wants to sign a centre back

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted he is looking to improve his squad ahead of the new season, but denied a new centre-back was high on his transfer agenda this summer.

There has been speculation the Norwegian is keen on signing a left-sided defensive partner for Harry Maguire, with the Red Devils most recently linked with Villarreal defender Pau Torres and Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake.

When asked if defence was a position he intended to strengthen this summer, the Norwegian said:

“We’re always looking to improve the team and the squad,” he replied.

“I think we’ve been very, very solid at the back. I think sometimes it might be exposed in behind you when you’re pressing as high as we’ve done.

“We’ve decided we’re going to be a high pressing team when we can. If you don’t take risks you won’t improve.

“Once in a while we’ve found some space behind us, but I’ve not been concerned about it, no.”