Solskjaer tells Man United board how many transfers he needs to make in summer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has informed his Manchester United board that he’d ideally like to strengthen four areas of his squad this summer.

The Norwegian is now a certainty to be named permanent manager following a sensational three months as caretaker and the club could even make the announcement before the end of the season.

United couldn’t allow uncertainty over Solskjaer’s future to delay their plans for the summer and the 46-year-old has been included in arrangements for next season since his appointment in December.

United consulted Solskjaer over his opinion on the squad that he inherited from Jose Mourinho in January but, as the Norwegian’s confidence over getting the job on a permanent basis have grown, so too have his interactions with the board and they’re deep into planning for next season together.

It is believed that Solskjaer held an informal meeting with the club’s board in their London office in February to discuss the areas of the squad he’d like to invest in and he informed club executives that the club need to strengthen at right-back, left-back, right wing and attacking midfield.

United are prepared to hand Solskjaer a budget of around £200m and will reallocate any funds raised from player sales to bolster his kitty.