Cape Town - Manchester United have reportedly made the funds from the
sale of Romelu Lukaku available to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of the
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have picked up just five Premier
League points from the last 18 available after slipping to Saturday's 1-0 loss
United appeared to be building some momentum on the back of
three successive away wins in three different competitions but their mini
revival was ended at the Vitality Stadium by former player Joshua King.
The south coast setback leaves the Red Devils with only 13
points from 11 top-flight games - their lowest total at this stage of a season
for 33 years - and piles pressure back on manager Solskjaer.
The Red Devils will now look to spend in the January
transfer market as they look to help Solskjaer build some momentum on the
The Metro claims that United 'confident of making at least
one signing' in January after Solskjaer's insistence that the club would find a
replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who left for Inter Milan in the summer.
The club's hierarchy will 'make amends in January' after
failing to land a striker in the summer and have 'already agreed personal terms
with an unnamed target'.
Marcus Rashford is United's top goalscorer this season with
seven goals and three assists to his name, while Anthony Martial has bagged
With teenager Mason Greenwood providing the main back-up
option for the pair, Solskjaer and the club are now keen to bring in more
United's executive vice-chairman has 'allocated the £73 million
received from the sale of Lukaku to Solskjaer' with United 'determined to take
a more prudent approach in the transfer market'.
The Metro adds that Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen
is still on United's radar with the club 'willing to put up a fee for Eriksen