And United will use the funds to sign a target in defence rather than throw them into a deal for Jadon Sancho, who they are struggling to negotiate an agreement for.
The 20-year-old England international has agreed a contract with United but the Premier League heavyweights are refusing to meet Borussia Dortmund’s asking price for the player.
Former Red Devils striker Dimitar Berbatov thinks a new centre-back would “complete” Solskjaer’s squad, on top of also bringing in top target £108m-rated Sancho.
“I think Manchester United have a good squad, especially with the signing of Donny van de Beek,” Berbatov told the Daily Mail. “I think they need a centre back for sure. That completes the squad in my opinion.
“I know they are looking to buy a forward, the first one being Jadon Sancho. It’s taking forever, I don’t know if the deal is going to happen.
“Are they strong enough to challenge Manchester City or Liverpool? I wish that’s the case.