Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the former manager of Manchester United, revealed a lot of information about the team in his interview with the Athletic.
The Norwegian discussed his choice to sign Cristiano Ronaldo and listed five players he wished the board would sign for Old Trafford. Before Erling Haaland made his debut for Salzburg, he claims that he had his eye on the player, but his appeals to Manchester United to sign him were ignored.
“Declan Rice, who wouldn’t have cost what he did in the summer, we discussed Moises Caicedo, but we felt we needed players ready for there and then. Brighton is very good at letting players come from abroad and find their feet for a year and a half. At United, you don’t have that luxury and that has cost the club loads of players. We wanted Jude Bellingham badly he’s a Man United player, but I respect he chose Dortmund.”
Harry Kane was another talent on Ole Gunnar Solkjaer’s radar, but Covid-19 presented a challenge.
“I would have signed (Harry) Kane every day of the week and my understanding was that he wanted to come. But the club didn’t have the budget with the financial constraints from Covid-19”.
Midway through the 2021/22 season, Ole was fired as the club’s performance in all leagues, notably the Premier League, started to decline. He was succeeded by Ralf Ragnick, who will serve as interim manager till the completion of the current campaign.