Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fires warning to Manchester United board after sealing top four spot

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – JULY 26: Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United watches from the touchline during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on July 26, 2020 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says it’s up to the club’s board to sign his transfer targets this summer.

The Norwegian’s side sealed a Champions League spot on the final day of the season after beating rivals Leicester 2-0 at the King Power Stadium.

A second season outside of the Champions League would have cost United around £25m in sponsorship, nevermind the revenues that come from playing in the lucrative competition.

With the transfer market set to be like no other this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, United will be looking to complete their business in a difficult market.

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However, Solskjaer says the club have long known about his targets and it’s up to the board to come through with the signings.

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – JULY 26: Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United watches from the touchline during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on July 26, 2020 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

‘The club knows what I feel we need, but that’s up to the club to go and sort that out,’ said Solskjaer.

Asked about what finishing in the top four means, Solskjaer said: ‘It [Champions League qualification] means better opposition next year and big games. That’s what these players need.

‘It’s a wonderful achievement by everyone. Today wasn’t a classic but that doesn’t matter, but we need to learn to win these games that we need a result in.

‘I think the boys have done a great achievement, you know where we were earlier in the season to end up third is fantastic for them.’

United will prioritise a move for Dortmund superstar Jadon Sancho.

The England winger rejected a move to Old Trafford last summer after the club failed to finish in the top four but he’s now keen on a return to England.

Jack Grealish is another target, though Villa’s survival would at a minimum increase his asking price.

A centre half is another priority for Solskjaer, as he wants a faster partner alongside Harry Maguire.

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