Solskjaer: Man Utd don’t need to buy superstars

Caretaker Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that his side don’t need to buy “superstars” to contend for a title.

Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho in December, who complained publically about his side’s lack of investment in the transfer market.

The Norweigan has since led United to a reversal of fortune, winning nine of his 10 games in charge thus far and coaxing better form from the likes of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford.

“I think it is about who we’ve got here as well,” Solskjaer said. “If every single player can improve by one or two per cent… it is not about X amount of players.

“It has to be the right one, and one who fits. The personality has to fit with the team, it is not just [about] buying a superstar and that will fix things and suddenly we go from challenging [for] the top four to being champions.”

“The club and the team can, yes,” the 45-year-old said. “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 now is [25], Jesse [26]… they’re at that age where we expect them to take that responsibility and not just be a young boy that floats around. So this club, this team, yes definitely [we can compete for everything].”

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