LONDON: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United need to focus on realistic and responsible measures in improving the squad during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Next Monday marks a full year Old Trafford is deserted without an audience, the last time it was filled with supporters during a 2-0 win over Manchester City.
United have yet to beat the top six English Premier League (EPL) teams and Solskjaer’s side are currently in second place, 15 points behind Man City with 12 games remaining.
The Norwegian operator realizes there is still a lot to do if he wants to return to recording glory at Old Trafford, but the pandemic has changed the world football landscape.
“We need to be realistic, we need to be responsible in how we do business on and off the field. There are improvements in the training ground, the stadium. We just need to look at the overall picture.
“Where can we spend money? How much is there? This is the reality of the world now. It has changed,” he said.
According to Solskjaer, young players at the club academy will get more opportunities as a result of the situation.
“I think the transfer of players will be reduced in the world of football until this situation ends,” he said.