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Phelan and Solskjaer challenge Woodward Man Utd transfer policy

Manchester United No2 Mike Phelan believes they need to think carefully about their approach to the summer market.

The Manchester Evening News says Phelan is advising Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on United's summer transfer plans as the club prepares for another rebuild.

Solskjaer and Phelan have spoken about recruiting players who embody the 'United way' of playing amid a transfer strategy change focused on younger targets. United have settled on a preference for young British talent after the split transfer strategy that developed under former manager Jose Mourinho.

Phelan's preference is to reboot the recruitment policy and eschew the superstar strategy United have relied on for much of Ed Woodward's tenure as executive vice-chairman.

Solskjaer is believed to be in agreement with Phelan's outlook and there is a determination to recruit without blocking academy talents' pathway to the first-team.

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