Man Utd transfer news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Mike Phelan and Ed Woodward had urgent talks | Football | Sport
Manchester United duo Solskjaer and Phelan are currently relying on Woodward for transfers, with the club enduring a sluggish window so far.
Daniel James touched down from Swansea last week in a £17million transfer but, that aside, it has been slow business over at Old Trafford.
Manchester United are well aware they require more if they are to challenge the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool for major honours next season.
And the Evening Standard have now opened up on an emergency meeting that was held after the 2-0 loss to City in April.
The Red Devils toiled that day with goals from Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane enough to give their rivals a crucial Premier League win.
And, while a meeting was planned, it was made urgent in the aftermath of the game.
Solskjaer, Woodward and Phelan all attended and held a transfer summit to talk over the club’s business.
It is claimed Solskjaer told Woodward the need to alter the club’s flawed transfer stagy.
And Phelan’s attendance also reinforced the need to sign players with the hunger for the fight.
United want to sign domestic talent this summer – hence the decision to fork out for James.
Phelan and United academy coach Nicky Butt also back this approach – but whether it pays off remains to be seen.
The Red Devils are facing a long summer ahead.
And things have been made worst by Paul Pogba, with the club’s star midfielder hinting at a move away on Sunday.
“For me I have been for three years in Manchester and have been doing great,” he said.
“Some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody. Like everywhere else.
“After this season and everything that happened this season, with my season being my best season as well… I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else.
“I am thinking of this: to have a new challenge somewhere else.”