Solskjaer willing to sign £25m-rated former Man United striker in January

According to reports, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to sign Bournemouth attacker Josh King in the January transfer window.

The 45-year-old former Man United star made the perfect start to life in the Old Trafford dugout on Saturday, claiming a 5-1 victory against Cardiff City – the Red Devils’ biggest Premier League win since Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge.

But Solskjaer is desperate to add even more firepower to attacking option that was rampant in Wales, with The Sun suggesting he wants to bring King back to Old Trafford.

Speaking at his unveiling, Solskjaer said he ‘will have an input’ in the upcoming January window and he is a huge admirer of countryman King.

The Norwegian striker has five goals in 15 Premier League matches this season, as well as laying on two assists, and is valued at around £25m by Bournemouth.

Solskjaer worked with King while he was manager of the reserves, with the 26-year-old coming through the club’s academy – and, crucially, counting as a homegrown player.

Man United are believed to be wary of investing in players for Solskjaer in January, given that he will leave in the summer, but Joshua King has a long-time admirer in the form of prospective head coach Mauricio Pochettino.