Man United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he’s hundred percent sure that his team has the right structure and should there be need to get more players to strengthen the club there is money available.
Man United sits on 12th position in the Premier League list, only two points ahead of the relegation zone and 15 points away from the league leaders Liverpool ahead of Sunday’s clash with their fierce rivals at Old Trafford.
Man United hierarchy and recruitment under executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been ridiculed but Solskjaer said he sees it as an insult as his hope to revive the club is ever stronger.
“I’ve got a three-year contract now so of course (we are) planning long-term. If you lose a game you don’t wait for a call to be given assurances but we have started out a plan and a recruitment plan is in place. Solskjaer told Sky Sports.
“I am 100 percent sure from my time here that the structure is right because it’s always the manager that has the final say.
“I know people have said stuff about our recruitment but it’s almost like an insult to the recruitment office, the scouts and us as professionals — me and (assistant manager) Mick (Phelan), the staff. We make decisions on the players we want to have and who’s available and then it’s the negotiations.”
The club spent £145 million ($185 million) in the summer on Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, but coach Solskjaer said more funds were available for the right “ready-made” players.
“The money is there and I’ve been looking at players. We were close to a couple of players but they weren’t right, Solskjaer added.
“The money is there to strengthen in January, in the summer, and we are planning, we are looking, we are finding our targets, but just before the transfer window ended no, they weren’t there, the ready-made players.”