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Solskjaer claims Man Utd 'showing ambition' with Varane, Sancho deals

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United have shown "ambition" by signing Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.

Sancho was confirmed as the club's first major signing of the window, with United paying Borussia Dortmund around £73m.

The Red Devils announced this week that they had agreed a deal to sign centre-back Varane from Real Madrid.

Asked about getting his two new singings in early and replied: "I think as I've said before, every manager would be happy the sooner the earlier the deals are done and this year we've managed to get it sorted.

"The two we've got in will make a huge difference for us, this season and long-term, Rapha is in his prime, he's the same age as Harry, a year older than Eric and a couple years older than Victor.

"With Jadon, it's exciting, as a manager you can't ask for more backing when you've got these two in as early as we have. We've scrambled before towards end of the window and we're in a good position."

Speaking about Varane specifically, Solskjaer added: "Of course, I'm very happy that we've managed to get a deal with Real Madrid.

"He's a proven winner, a player we've followed for many, many years, Sir Alex was very close to signing him, this time around, we've got him at the other end of his career, he's proved what a good person he is, professional and he's won there.

"I'm very happy getting both our players in, the club shows ambition with one of the most exciting young forwards in world football and one of the most respected centre-backs in the world and one of the most winning CBs in the world, we've got different ways of playing as well, I can see different ways of playing with Rapha, I can't wait to see him, hopefully we can get him in as soon as."

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