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Manchester United news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals what United signings must have

05 Feb 2019, 17:30 IST

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed all Manchester United signings must have 'X-factor'.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed all Manchester United signings must have 'X-factor'.

What's the news?

Manchester United caretaker manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer outlined the criteria for any summer signings at the club, regardless of whether or not he is in charge.

In case you didn't know...

The Red Devils started the 2018-19 season poorly, which subsequently led to the sacking of their former manager, Jose Mourinho. The former striker, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as his replacement for rest of the season and the Norwegian is doing a decent job since taking charge at the club.

The Manchester-based club are still unbeaten under the 45-year-old and are now one of the favorites to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Though it is not yet clear whether Solskjaer will be appointed as the permanent manager by the Red Devils, however, given his performances, he is likely to remain at Old Trafford beyond this season.

The heart of the matter

Speaking to Sky Sports, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists any new signing must have a uniqueness about them.

He said:

"Me and Mick (Phelan) came in and of course we wanted to bring confidence into the players that we trust them because we do,"
"They are here because they are special. Manchester United never sign players if they don't have any uniqueness or X factor about them. We should never forget what badge they are wearing because they are special.

The Norwegian elaborated:

"So we speak to them and encourage them individually but giving players confidence by speaking to them is one thing. They need to feel this is working. They have done it by themselves. They scored the goals against Cardiff and enjoyed it. That gave them a big boost, of course.

What's next?

The Red Devils will play Fulham in the Premier League next before hosting Paris St. Germain at Old Trafford in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16.

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