As featured on NewsNow: Football news

​Solskjaer adamant Man Utd don't need Champions League to attract players

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not think the club need a Champions League place to attract players.

The Red Devils want to go on a summer spending spree to build a team to compete for titles and trophies.

But Solskjaer knows that missing out on the Champions League could hinder that progress.

The Norwegian acknowledged the issue, but also suggested it could be overcome.

"The Champions League gives the club resources, more money, that is one thing," said Solskjaer to reporters.

"It is a prestigious tournament to be in of course.

"If we play well the rest of the season and players that we might want are impressed by that it might be easier to convince them.

"So this season with the Europa League, if next season is with or without Champions League I wouldn't say that is the be all and end all for a player to sign for us."

About the author

Ansser Sadiq

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free