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Solskjaer Makes United Transfer Pledge Following ‘Reality Check’ Against PSG

Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that the club are actively looking at strengthening the squad.

The 2-0 home defeat to Paris Saint-Germain was a clear indication of the gulf between the two teams currently.

Solskjaer says United will delve into the transfer market to bridge the gap, although he is hoping some of the young players will also step up to the plate:

“It’s a reality check. You can see the strength they have when they put those players in as you talk about but that’s the level we want to get to, and we are looking to strengthen the squad.

“And then again we have so many young players to take a step up for next season.”

United will likely seek to strengthen at the back over the summer with Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar and Sampdoria’s Joachim Andersen topping the list of transfer targets, according to reports.

Solskjaer was particularly disappointed with how United conceded the opening goal. Defender Presnel Kimpembe ghosted in unmarked at a corner to score from close range early in the second half.

The second goal also showed up Ashley Young’s lack of pace as Angel Di Maria went through on the left-hand side. The Argentine crossed to Kylian Mbappe who slotted home, beating both Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof to the ball.