Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is preparing for a busy summer, having endured a miserable end to the season that has seen his side miss out on a top-four spot
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will take inspiration from Tottenham counterpart Mauricio Pochettino ahead of a busy summer with Manchester United .
The Red Devils manager is preparing for a busy squad overhaul, having endured a miserable end to the season that has seen his side miss out on a top-four spot.
That Premier League woe, coupled with their Champions League exit this season, has highlighted the need for fresh faces this summer.
But, rather than splash the cash on marquee signings, Solskjaer is looking to rebuild his squad slowly and will look at younger signings instead.
The Sun have claimed that Solskjaer is determined to avoid the mistakes of previous managers, which has seen the club break their transfer record several times.
Angel Di Maria, Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba all arrived for record fees in recent seasons, but it remains open to debate whether United got value for money.
Di Maria struggled to settle in England and left a year later, while Lukaku and Pogba have failed to hit the heights expected of them under Solskjaer’s stewardship.
The Norwegian manager is preparing for his first full season in charge of United and is looking to follow Pochettino’s lead by showing faith in youth.
Pochettino has performed a remarkable job at Spurs despite not signing a player in the last two transfer windows, and led his side to the Champions League final on Wednesday night.
That is despite working on a limited budget, with the £42million arrival of Davinson Sanchez his most expensive signing.
Solskjaer is looking at players in their early-20s, it is claimed, and is prioritising a defender and a forward this summer.