Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to make “two more” signings in the summer than he did, claims legendary Red Devils goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel.
United spent almost £150million on three new signings in the summer transfer window.
Right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, winger Daniel James and center-back Harry Maguire all arrived.
But Schmeichel says Solskjaer wanted more incomings and also wanted more of his current squad to leave the club.
He only managed to sign three players in the summer – Harry Maguire, Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, and I thought they were good signings,” Schmeichel told Premier League Productions.
“But I think he wanted two more players – that didn’t happen.
“But at the same time he also wanted certain players out, a number of players out, in order to recreate the atmosphere and the identity of Manchester United and infuse the culture into the dressing room again, because that’s gone out because there’s been absolutely no focus on that for years.
“So this is what Ole’s doing but that is not something you can measure in the results now.”
United are currently ninth in the Premier League and some fans have called for a change in manager.
But Schmeichel says his former team-mate deserves more time to turn things around.
“I think he’s doing a terrific job,” the Dane added.
He’s keeping a cool head in the interviews, he’s telling me that ‘I’ve got this under control’.
“He’s not making excuses for ‘I haven’t been able to sign that player’, he’s not doing all that.
“He’s just plugging along slowly, he’s taking all the criticism that comes his way, he turns up to training every morning, he works with the players, he’s at the games, he’s quite positive, but his hands are tied and they have been tied behind his back for a very long time.”