Published: 15:18 | 8/1/20

Solskjaer rules out panic signings

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists that there will be no panic signings at Old Trafford during the current transfer window.

He also revealed that he has the backing of the board to bring in new players if required this month, but will not be rushed into signing anyone he doesn’t feel is right for the club.

Speaking after the 3-1 Carabao Cup semi-final first leg defeat to rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford in which his side were completely outclassed in the opening half before stemming the tide after the break, he admitted that there are no quick fixes to the club’s problems on the pitch.

"We are a young team and with the injuries we've had and illness it shows more and that's something we are looking at," he said.

"If there is something there for us I've got the backing to do something but if it is not the right thing we won't do anything."

Asked about bridging the gap to City and current Premier League leaders Liverpool, Solskjaer added: "I've said before it's not going to be a quick fix, the two teams you are talking about are two of the best teams in the world.

"That's the task we've started and you can see we are still a way off but we've started something that needed doing.

"It's natural that your head goes down when you don't feel that you are performing but have to get out of it quicker, we have to get to that second-half mentality (against City) quicker. It can't be me coming in at half-time.

"This is a young team and we are still learning and these experiences must stick, the second half gives me something to believe in because that is respectable and a good second half."

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