Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed his “relief” after the closing of this summer’s transfer window, insisting that he is happy with Manchester United’s business despite concern from supporters.
United fans have reacted angrily to the lack of extra reinforcements, but Solskjaer has been quick to defend the club’s transfer activity over the summer months.
Ahead of a Premier League opener against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday, Solskjaer told a press conference: “I think when the transfer window closes it’s a great feeling of relief. Now that it’s done we know who we’re looking forward with and I’m delighted with the three we’ve signed.”
The United boss went on to respond to questions over a backlash from supporters and a perceived negative mood around the Theatre of Dreams, adding: “Well that’s not the feeling inside the club and the fans I’ve met are excited with the signings we’ve had.
“There are always going to be fans out there wanting to sign players, that’s part and parcel of being here. The players are here now and have been shown that trust and we believe in them.”
Solskjaer also claimed that a complete overhaul at Old Trafford will take time, before hinting that players could still be offloaded over the next few weeks.
Spain, France and Germany all close their transfer windows on August 31, while Italy’s slams shut on the 18th.