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Thornley exclusive: Solskjaer needs '3-4 additions' for Man Utd overhaul

Class of 92' graduate and MUTV analyst Ben Thornley believes Manchester United should be targeting three or four additions this summer.

A total overhaul of the United squad is expected after a poor finish to the 2018/19 season.

United's purple patch after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's arrival quickly petered out into a sixth-placed finish next season, which means they will miss Champions League football.

Big money recruits aren't the club's priority however, with Solskjaer and transfer chief Ed Woodward looking to sign young, talented British players.

The Red Devils are to close a deal for Swansea City winger Daniel James, 21, within the next few days.

Reports have also claimed Solskjaer wants Woodward to sign Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire and Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The double move would see United twice break their transfer record for a defender.

With the club looking to revitalise their squad before preseason commences next month, Thornley told Tribalfootball that "three or four additions" will suffice for Solskjaer.

"I'd probably think another three or four additions to the squad to add some more quality and competition," Thornley said.

"Also, in order to bring out the best of the players who are already there.

"I think that three or four will definitely be enough, in whatever positions Solskjaer thinks are necessary."

Andrew Maclean
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