Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals five players he wanted Manchester United to sign


The former manager of Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a lot of revelations about the club during his interview with the Athletic.

The Norwegian spoke about his decision to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to the club and also highlighted five players that he wanted the board to bring into Old Trafford. According to him, he had an eye on Erling Haaland before he made his debut for Salzburg but his pleas to bring him to Manchester United fell on deaf eyes.

He said,

"Declan Rice, who wouldn't have cost what he did in the summer, we discussed Moises Caicedo, but we felt we needed players ready for there and then. Brighton is very good at letting players come from abroad and find their feet for a year and a half. At United, you don't have that luxury and that has cost the club loads of players. We wanted Jude Bellingham badly he's a Man United player, but I respect he chose Dortmund."

Ole Gunnar Solkjaer also confirmed that Harry Kane was another player on his radar but Covid-19 was a stumbling block.

"I would have signed (Harry) Kane every day of the week and my understanding was that he wanted to come. But the club didn't have the budget with the financial constraints from Covid-19".

Ole was sacked midway into the 2021/22 season after results began to get worse for the club across all competitions, especially in the Premier League. Ralf Ragnick was appointed as his replacement as a caretaker manager until the end of the season.