Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly revealed his frustrations to club chiefs at their lack of transfer business this summer.
United’s only first team signing of this window came earlier this week as the Red Devils snapped up Donny van de Beek from Ajax in a £38m deal.
Solskjaer was expected to make multiple additions to his squad ahead of the new season, including the likes of Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish, but has been left scratching his head.
That’s not for lack of trying, according to transfer expert Ian McGarry, who claims that Solskjaer has been telling the club to sign players for weeks.
But the Norwegian has decided enough is enough, and told United’s recruitment staff to get a move on at a crunch meeting at the club's training ground.
"Across the city to Manchester United, where money is definitely available and we have seen that with the signing of Donny van de Beek from Ajax for around £40m earlier this week," McGarry said on Reach PLC’s Transfer Window podcast.
"I'm told that there was a meeting at Carrington training ground earlier this week in which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer met with some of the recruitment staff, including Matt Judge who's the guy who basically recommends and makes decisions on players before it goes upstairs to Ed Woodward.
"[Solskjaer] expressed his frustration and, unsurprisingly, with Manchester City already ahead in the window with the signings of Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres, Chelsea spending like drunken yuppies it seems on all parts of the team, Solskjaer is concerned that despite the fact he has been flagging up for weeks and months now where he sees the team needs to be strengthened, they are lagging behind their rivals."
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Comparatively, Chelsea have made seven signings this summer with a total outlay of over £200m.