Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to speak about the club’s interest in Jadon Sancho following a 3-0 win against Brighton but did admit his board are ‘working hard’ to add to the squad.
Goals from Scott McTominay, Juan Mata and Paul Pogba put United into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.
Solskjaer made ten changes to his side and it wasn’t until Pogba and Marcus Rashford emerged from the bench that United’s superiority showed.
United have made just one signing so far this summer with the £40m acquisition of Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek.
However, United continue to pursue a move for Sancho and have opened talks with Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele should a deal for the England international fail to materialise.
Solskjaer was asked directly about a move for Sancho after the win on the south coast and though he was coy over United’s interest in the 20-year-old, he admits the club are working tirelessly with just four days left in the window.
‘I can’t give you any news. We are working with what we have got,’ said Solskjaer.
‘We have a big squad. We changed 10 players from Saturday. If there is any update, we will let you know.
‘I don’t comment on other teams’ players. I can’t concern myself with other clubs.
‘I know the club is working well and hard to have a strong squad as possible. Sometimes speculation is there and we can’t control that.’
Sancho missed Dortmund’s defeat to Bayern Munich in the Super Cup because of ‘respiratory problems’ but reports claim the winger pulled out of the game in order to force through a move to Old Trafford.
United are unwilling to meet Dortmund’s £108m asking price for the former Manchester City midfielder and hope that the Bundesliga giants will cave in the final days of the window.
Should they resist, United will explore a one-year loan deal for Dembele.
The club also hope to complete a deal for Porto full-back Alex Telles in the next 72 hours but there remains a £6m gap between United’s £12m bid and Porto’s £18m valuation of the defender.