Solskjaer: Players Would Always Want To Join Man United

Solskjaer: Players Would Always Want To Join Man United

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, believes the club will still attract top-quality players irrespective of the European competition the team will be playing in next season.

The Red Devils are sixth on the Premier League table and head into the final two fixtures of 2018/19 with only an outside chance of qualifying for the Champions League.

A lot of changes are expected to happen with the team this summer, as Solskjaer prepares for his first full season in charge.

The United legend is, however, not concerned certain players might not want to join his side if they miss out of the Champions League.

“In the long-term planning, we have to think about [the fact that] we might be in the Champions League next year, because we've got a chance, [or] we might not be [in it],” the 47-year-old at a press conference.

“You would be surprised how many agents have been touting their players.

“Not touting – that's not the best word, is it? It's just like telling us that their players, their clients, would love to be a part of Man United in the future.

Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and Paul Pogba signed for the club ahead of the 2015/2016 season - the last time United failed to make the Champions League.

Solskjaer is confident it will be a similar kind of summer for the Reds.

“That's just the lure of Man United, because they [prospective signings] know the potential here, the size of the club, and that we will, in the end, get back to good days," he continued.

“Yeah, we're having a tough time at the moment, we've had a few seasons when we've not gone up to the standards we expect. But that's up to me, and up to the club, that we change it as quickly as possible.

“If it's a season without the Champions League, who knows? But players still want to come to Man United, which you wouldn't be surprised about, but you would be surprised, about the names you get asked [about].

“You're all writing about players that we should sign. Hopefully, we can get players in that you haven't written about as well, so you never know."

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