Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly determined to sign a central midfielder before the summer transfer window slams shut.
There are only five days to go before the window shuts and United want a fourth signing.
Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Tom Heaton have arrived from Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid and Aston Villa respectively but Solskjaer is still not satisfied.
He views a new central midfielder as the final missing piece in his team, according to the Independent.
However, there is an acceptance that their top target, West Ham’s Declan Rice, may not be available to sign for another year.
Rice is viewed as the player who best fits Solskjaer requirements. He wants a holding midfielder who can sit deep and control the play.
But his contract has three years left to run and a £100million price tag has been slapped on his head.
That is too high for United to spend this summer, after big outlays on Sancho and Varane.
However, he is viewed as more of a box-to-box midfielder rather than the deep-lying holding player that Solskjaer craves.
Solskjaer wants a deal to be struck for Rice this transfer window and he believes it would transform United into serious Premier League title contenders.
But without sales, a move for him in the next week is unlikely. And they are expected to try and sign him next summer for a reduced fee.
Scott McTominay sends positive injury update to Man Utd fans after operation.
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has sent a message to fans after undergoing surgery on an injury.
McTominay was named as a substitute for United’s second game of the season, against Southampton after struggling with pain in the lead up to the game.
And it has since been confirmed that the midfielder has undergone surgery on his groin injury in what is a blow for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
A club statement read: “Scott has undergone surgery for an ongoing groin injury that was causing significant pain when playing.
“Having tried all other treatment options in pre-season, surgery was deemed necessary to resolve the issue.
“We hope to have him back soon.”
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