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Solskjaer reveals five players Man Utd failed to sign for him

Former Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has claimed the Premier League club failed to sign five of his key transfer targets.

Solskjaer was sacked at Old Trafford nearly two years ago following a series of embarrassing results.

Although the Norwegian was able to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back, the Red Devils allowed several top players to slip through their fingers.

When asked to name some of the players, Solskjaer told The Athletic: “Erling Haaland, before he made his Salzburg debut. Declan Rice, who wouldn’t have cost what he did in the summer.

“We discussed Moises Caicedo, but we felt we needed players ready for there and then.

“We wanted Jude Bellingham badly – he’s a Man United player, but I respect he chose Dortmund. That was probably sensible. But it’s why I respect Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Dan James, and Jadon. Young players prepared to come into a team that wasn’t 100 per cent there like it was when I arrived.

“I would have signed Kane every day of the week, and my understanding was that he wanted to come.

“But the club didn’t have the budget with the financial constraints from Covid-19, there was no bottomless pit.”

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