Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar talks about the building of squad and the time required for it.
Manchester United had succumbed to another defeat in the Premier League. They have failed to edge closer towards the fourth place, currently occupied by Frank Lampard’s Chelsea. The West Londoners had dropped points against fierce rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge but United could not capitalize on that. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side delivered a dismal performance at Old Trafford against Burnley in their 2-0 defeat. This has left Manchester United six points behind Chelsea.
Manchester United have been linked with moves for a plethora of players in the ongoing January transfer window. Although nothing significant has materialized yet. Manchester United are expected to complete ‘one or two’ deals before the window slams shuts.
“It is stretched, but of course we’re getting players back after the break as well, so we will be better off with a break. We’re still working on one or two things, so let’s see if the club can get it over the line,”said Solskjaer [via Manchester United]
It is not going to be a quick fix
Solskjaer also suggested Manchester United need more time to fix the problems. The former club player said ‘it is not going to be a quick fix’ for Manchester United. This season United have been highly inconsistent as they have lost against Burnley.
Solskjaer went on to site Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool as an example. The Norwegian said Klopp had spent four years building his team and are doing well at the moment. Liverpool are flying high in the Premier League and their lead at the summit looks unassailable.
Solskjaer also said they have had only one proper transfer window and January [transfer windows] are difficult. That doesn’t come as a surprise as United, despite being linked with a plethora of stars. But they have not yet made any new addition to their squad in the January transfer window.
“For me, we do have a way of doing things. Of course, you can see other teams have done well. You can see Jurgen [Klopp] has spent four years building his team and they’re doing well now, so of course, I’ve said it so many times, it’s not going to be a quick fix. It’s not going to be eight players in, or 10 players in, in one transfer window. We’ve had one transfer window, a proper one, in the summer because Januarys are difficult, but we are still trying to do something now.” the coach told while addressing the media.