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Solskjaer ready to oppose Woodward over Man Utd’s summer transfers

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is ready to challenge Ed Woodward on the club’s transfer business this summer, according to a report.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken of his desire to keep Ighalo at least until the end of the season

United’s executive vice-chairman Woodward claimed in April that United would look to strengthen their squad in the summer and Solskjaer is keen for the club to follow that through despite their superb run of form.

“It’s always a top priority for us to strengthen the team and build on what Ole is very clearly achieving in terms of bringing us back to the top,” Woodward said. “But we’ve got to have clarity on what the future holds.

“As I said before and I’ve said this many times – we remain committed to backing Ole to win trophies. That’s our core objective as a club.”

However, United’s public stance on Jadon Sancho last week suggested that they may well be looking to play hardball with their top summer target in light of the financial impact after the Covid-19 pandemic.

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United officials told Sky Sports that they are not prepared to top £50m for England star Sancho – a strategic approach ahead of a what looks like being an interesting summer for Sancho.

Solskjaer though is understood to be insistent that United push on with their squad building this summer and the Evening Standard claim the United manager is prepared to “challenge” Woodward on possible summer business.

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