Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United are in a strong position when it comes to transfers this summer.

He says the Red Devils have a clear idea of the type of players who are required, and work has been ongoing during the break to identify targets.

Solskjaer also said that United remain open minded to surprise players becoming available.

He told Sky Sports that United have the funds to ‘exploit’ any unexpected opportunities.

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Solskjaer said: “Now is a chance to spend more time, you discuss players, discuss plans, we’ve evaluated what we need, of course with the coaching staff we’ve looked at games, evaluated games, discussing on video calls.

“The market, who knows how the market is going to react to this? Who knows which clubs need to sell players? There might be just a situation there where you can exploit, and I know that we at Man United we are one of the biggest, and the biggest, financially well-off.”

Time to strike

This was already a pivotal transfer window upcoming for United, a moment to really ‘go for it’ and take the next step in building a squad capable of challenging for a title.

The current market situation is now the most unpredictable in generations, with clubs across Europe seeing their finances stretched by challenging economic circumstances.

There will be clubs who need to sell players to survive, and this is a moment where the richest and best clubs get richer and better.

United’s top transfer target is widely believed to be Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, who could command a record fee.

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German outlet Sport1 reported last week that United are determined to sign the winger and ready to go ‘all in’ despite the financial climate.

Beyond that, there could be a few surprises even though United may have a clear idea of who is wanted.

If better solutions unexpectedly become available, Solskjaer’s comments suggest United are in a position to get them.

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