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Solskjaer's Manchester United transfer targets leaked - report

Solskjaer's Manchester United transfer targets leaked - report

OLI SCARFF

AFP

The under-pressure manager of the Premier League giants is already preparing for the future and according to the English media has his wish list prepared.

Things were looking so good at Old Trafford just a few weeks ago. The frustration of the dark days under José Mourinho was fading, and the fresh-faced hero of '99 was at the helm. Results had completely turned around and everyone was commenting on the smiles being back on the players' faces. Then things seemed to regress back to that familiar, darker place.

Solskjaer's United hit list

With the so-called 'caretaker syndrome' seemingly taking hold quicker than ever, a lethargic exit from the Champions League was followed by a 4-0 thumping at the hands of Everton. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be getting messages of support from his peers, but there are some that believe his permanent confirmation to the United bench was handed over prematurely. Those, however, who see him needing at least one transfer window to start a rebuild with his own set of players, will be eagerly awaiting the personnel plan that he has in mind.

Everyone wants Benfica's Portuguese midfielder Joao Felix.

Fortunately for those interested, on the eve of the Manchester derby - one that may play a crucial role in deciding if City win the Premier League as well as if United qualify for the Champions League next season - the Daily Mail has revealed the targets that the Norwegian has put to the club with intentions of revitalising the squad for the short, and longer term. On that list are Declan Rice (West Ham), Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético), João Félix (Benfica), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon).

The full article by the Mail gives more information about the players mentioned and it will be curious to see the reaction to these names from the club's fanbase. United's strength in the transfer market will, of course, be impacted by whether or not they can offer Champions League football.

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