Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that the club will be looking to beef up the squad in January by acquiring players on loan.
The Red Devils are currently struggling in the league and sit in 10th position with a paltry 16 points after 12 rounds of league matches.
The Norwegian’s future at the club has been a subject of speculation in recent weeks with reports indicating that he could be shown the door it the team’s fortunes don’t change for the better soon.
The tactician, however, is focused and is planning for January transfer activities. According to him, the club my not splash the cash to sign players and may opt to acquire players on loan.
“It’s not about X amount of money. [Buying players] is about who we think is going to be good for the club in the long term, not just for three or four months. [Are those people available?] Probably not, because that’s the thing in January – not many clubs will sell players they want to keep in January,” he said.
“Maybe one or two could be a loan deal, but that’s not a money thing, that’s to help the team. But we’re getting players back. We’re looking at what can be available for us.”
He further revealed that they are keen on beefing up the team in the long term with the midfield one of the key areas they are looking at.
“Long term, we’re looking at different positions and midfield [is one of them], yeah. We have been looking at midfielders. There are always types of players that we’re looking at, but I’m not going to sit here and talk about that now,” he added.
United will play Sheffield United on Sunday evening.