Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure to succeed at Manchester United – and the Norwegian boss will use the upcoming January transfer window to help him out
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be desperate for a response from his players after their disappointing 2-0 defeat against rivals Manchester City in the game before the international break.
Solskjaer’s long-term future at Old Trafford remains unresolved and a negative result against struggling Watford could easily spell the end for the Norwegian boss.
But for now, Solskjaer remains at the helm, and the United boss will be thinking ahead to January, where he will looking at ways he can strengthen or alter his squad.
Here, Mirror Football brings you the latest the latest gossip from Old Trafford, which sees three potential exits on the cards.
Raiola speaks out on Pogba
Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola has spoken out on his client’s contract situation at United.
The Frenchman continues to face an uncertain future at Old Trafford, amid speculation linking him with a move away from the club.
Pogba’s current deal expires at the end June, meaning the 28-year-old will be able to negotiate freely with other clubs from January onwards.
And football journalist Fabrizio Romano has taken to Twitter to share the news in a tweet which reads: “Mino Raiola: ‘It’s too early to speak about Paul Pogba’s contract [with Man United]. Let’s see what happens. I can’t stop anyone from dreaming Paul.”
Martial to Juve?
Anthony Martial is a reported target for Juventus, according to reports in Italy.
Calciomercato say Juventus are interested in signing the United forward in the January transfer window.
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But signing Martial won’t come cheap, with United reportedly valuing the forward in the region of £40million.
And instead Juventus could offer a one-and-a-half-year loan deal for Martial with an option to buy for €30m in the summer of 2023.
Dalot linked with United exit
Diogo Dalot will reportedly be allowed to leave United for Roma in January on the proviso that The Red Devils manage to sign a replacement, according to Sky Sport Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
Di Marzio says Roma boss Jose Mourinho will be re-united with the Portuguese right-back if United are successful in the transfer market.
Atletico Madrid and England right-back Kieran Trippier is said to be the preferred option, although United may also look elsewhere.
However, when asked about Dalot’s situation, Roma director Tiago Pinto played down speculation linking him with a move to the Italian capital.
“I don’t like talking about players from other clubs, I don’t like talking publicly about transfer strategies. On the market, we cannot create great expectations for January because we all know what the January market is like,” Pinto told Sky Italy.