Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals the club’s policy ahead of summer transfer window, when speaking to the Shiv Nadar Foundation.
Despite the criticism that has come Solskjaer’s way since he took up the full-time manager’s role at United, one area where he has received very little backlash is his transfer dealings.
Following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, it was always going to be difficult for any manage to come in and carry on the vast success that was enjoyed at United.
But a big reason behind their fall from the top is poor signings which have not paid off. David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho were all responsible for spending vast amounts of money on certain players, which did not pay off.
However, former United player Solskjaer has been excellent in the transfer windows, consistently adding quality to United’s squad.
Solskjaer sheared his thoughts on the upcoming summer transfer window.
He said: “I did feel that I was professional and did feel privileged to play for Manchester United. I wouldn’t be able to look at myself if I didn’t know I’d given everything for my team-mates and my manager.
“That’s what I also now look for in players that we sign or we bring up from the youth team. You have to have a good personality and that you are professional because one rotten apple in the basket will make the others rotten.
Adding:”So for me it’s about building a team that will reflect me and my coaching staff’s personalities and views. Of course, there are standards because we want to win. We are in the business to win.
“But the first step to be a Manchester United player and person, you have to be humble enough to know you always have to work hard. Never give in and always do your best, 100 per cent effort is required every day and don’t think you are better than you are.”