Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Man United to sell nine players – report

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer instructed Man United to sell nine players, according to a report

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer instructed Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to sell nine players following his appointment, according to a report in England.

BBC Sport is reporting that the Red Devils boss was prepared to be ruthless following his appointment as Jose Mourinho’s replacement in December.

The same article states that Solskjaer felt that a major overhaul of the Manchester United squad was required to improve the team moving forward.

According to the same story, the Norwegian head coach had support from members of staff when it came to allowing Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to leave.

The report goes on to add that the Manchester United manager is desperate to sign a striker in the January transfer window to provide his team with a goal threat.

Manchester United – who have made their worst start to a season in 30 years – lost 1-0 to Newcastle United at St James’ Park last weekend following Matty Longstaff’s second-half winner.

The Red Devils are in 12th place in the Premier League table and 15 points adrift of leaders Liverpool FC after just eight games.

Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013, when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge of the Red Devils.

Solskjaer led the 20-time English champions to a sixth-placed finish last term.

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