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Ole Gunnar Solskjær excited about Manchester United’s summer signings | United manchester

Ole Gunnar Solskjær believes that Raphaël Varane and Jadon Sancho will make a “big difference” for Manchester United. Having finished runners-up in the Premier League and Europa League from last season, the Old Trafford giants have made waves in the transfer market in an attempt to bring silverware back to the club.

Sancho last week completed his £ 73m trade from Borussia Dortmund and United announced on Tuesday that a deal had been reached with Real Madrid for Varane, a long-standing goal. The World Cup-winning French defender agreed to personal terms in a four-year contract with the option of another season, and the contract will be signed after he completes his medical quarantine.

“Of course I am very happy to have reached an agreement with Real Madrid,” said Solskjær. “Hopefully the medical exam should be fine and it’s a proven winner. He is a player that we have followed for many, many years.

“I know Sir Alex [Ferguson] He was very, very close to signing him, so this time we have him at the other end of his career. He has shown throughout his career what a good person he is above all, a professional, and he has won everything there is to win. I am very happy that our two players enter.

“First of all, the club shows ambition with one of the most exciting young forwards in world football and one of the most respected center-backs in the world. With him, of course, we also have different ways of playing. I can see different ways of playing with Raphaël. I can’t wait for it to come in. Hopefully we can fix that as soon as possible. “

When asked when the medical examination can be carried out with the current Covid-19 restrictions, Solskjær said: “From what I know, the club is working on the fastest possible solution to fix everything. I still don’t know the time scale. Of course, now a visa is coming to England with Brexit and quarantine, so everything must be done as quickly as possible, but according to the rules. “

Tom Heaton, who re-signed for Manchester United earlier this month, in action during the preseason friendly draw against Brentford.
Tom Heaton, who re-signed for Manchester United earlier this month, in action during the preseason friendly draw against Brentford. Photograph: Nick Potts / PA

Varane and Sancho are statement signings from the club, who have also brought back Tom Heaton and are still looking to do more business this summer.

“I think, as I said before, all the coaches will be happy as soon as the deals are closed and this year we managed to work it out,” Solskjær said after Wednesday’s 2-2 friendly draw against Brentford. than 30,000 fans at Old Trafford. “I think the two we have will make a big difference for us, both this season in the short term and in the long term. Raphaël is at his best as a center back. He is the same age [28] like Harry [Maguire], one year older than Eric [Bailly] and a couple of years older than Victor [Lindelöf, who is actually 27] so I have a fantastic group of center-backs.

“With Jadon too, with the young forwards we have him, it’s exciting. As a manager, you can’t ask for more support when you have these two as soon as we did. We have rushed to the bottom of the window before and now I think, I have to say, that we are in a good position. The preseason is always tough, however in a championship year it doesn’t matter in the pandemic with quarantine and isolation.

“You can see the team tonight, there are still a lot of young people. Everyone who has worked the preseason has done well and now they are dribbling and monotonous. We don’t have time to catch up, so the others who are late and do not have a proper preseason or are not in shape when they enter may have a difficult time making the team because today was a very good performance. “

Solskjær added that United will make a decision with Marcus Rashford on whether to undergo shoulder surgery in the coming days.

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