Here are your Manchester United morning headlines for Sunday, October 4
Solskjaer drops director of football hint
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that the club could yet appoint a director of football as they review the club’s processes in the transfer market behind the scenes.
But the Norwegian insists he’s happy with United’s current set-up, despite criticism from Sevilla sporting director Monchi, who said he “couldn’t believe” a club like United wouldn’t have somebody in a similar role .
United first mooted the appointment of a director of football, or sporting director, more than two years ago – but have still not made an appointment.
Solskjaer said : “There’s always people who want to talk about how well they’re running things and how well they’re doing.
“We’ve all got different views on how football should be played and how clubs should be run.
“We’ve got good people running our club.
“There’s always discussions behind the scenes, which people don’t know about, around how we’re doing things and evaluating how we’re doing things.
“It’s a process the club is going through all the time, if we’ve got the right people in the right positions.”
United hope for Ibrahimovic-type impact from Cavani
Manchester United are close to signing free agent Edinson Cavani, with the club seeing his experience and track record as positives to bringing the 33-year-old in.
The Uruguayan forward, who left Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, has been linked with a number of top European clubs, but United are set to sign him in a bid to add valuable competition to the forward line.
Odion Ighalo is currently acting as back-up to Anthony Martial, but he has struggled for form since the start of the season and Solskjaer has always stressed the need to have competition in the attacking areas.
It is understood Cavani’s track-record of winning trophies in Europe with Napoli and PSG is what has attracted the club.
United also hope that he could have a similar impact to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Swedish forward who scored 28 goals in 46 games in his first season at Old Trafford after arriving in the summer of 2016 at the age of 34.
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Solskjaer sends Wan-Bissaka message after England snub
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Aaron Wan-Bissaka that it is up to him if he wants to improve in certain areas of his game after he was left out of the latest England squad.
Gareth Southgate has not called the right-back up for games against Wales, Denmark and Belgium, despite Wan-Bissaka being considered to be the best defensive full-back in the Premier League.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier, who are all more attack-minded right-backs, have been selected ahead of him in the squad for this international window.
Solskjaer said : “He came on the scene with Palace and had exceptional one-against-one sills, defensively. He must be the best for me. It is almost virtually impossible to go past one-against-one.
“There are different aspects to his game he needs to learn and develop and be better at.
“That comes down to what he wants to do every single day. How focused he is.”