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Solskjaer: Man Utd need to buy players that fit team, not superstars

Man Utd caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated that the Red Devils do not have to splash cash on superstar signings, urging the club to carefully approach the transfer market in the summer window.

United have invested heavily since the arrival of David Moyes in 2013, spending large sums of money on star players like Angel Di Maria, Henrikh Mkhitaryan  and Alexis Sanchez, who have arguably failed to deliver.

Solskjaer suggests United should rather focus on buying players that fit the team.

“It is not about ‘x’ amount of players,” he said.

“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. But 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.”

United are fifth in the Premier League, two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, amid an unbeaten start to life under Solskjaer since Mourinho’s sack in December.

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