Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho both remain Man Utd transfer targets

Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho are still high on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s list of transfer targets.

The Manchester United boss was keen to explain the financial constraints put on Premier League clubs following their disappointing transfer window, a window in which they failed in a bid for Sancho.

That failure came after Borussia Dortmund beat them to Norway forward Haaland in January, leaving Red Devils supporters frustrated with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

Despite that, the club are said to be keen on bringing both players in future windows, which will come as good news after their current side were comfortably beaten at home by Tottenham.

ESPN have reported that Haaland and Sancho are both at the top of Solskjaer’s list of targets, after he was forced to accept transfers that were not in his initial plans on Deadline Day.

The report adds that Donny van de Beek was not on the first list of possible signings, despite the club paying Ajax £40m for his services ahead of their return to the Champions League.

Their Norwegian boss has also admitted that he was wrong to suggest that United could capitalise on the recent pandemic when it came to signing players back in April.

He said: “I think my wording in lockdown "exploit" was a bad word by me.

“I didn't mean in that respect. I meant clubs out there have to move because of the situation and it might be a situation for us.

“At the moment we've not had those situations. We've lost loads of money as the other clubs have as well.”

Having told Sky Sports at the time: “Football is going to get back to normality at one point, and it's very important we're ready when that happens.

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“We want to be the best at everything, and of course now is a chance to spend more time, you discuss players, discuss plans, we've evaluated what we need, of course with the coaching staff we've looked at games, evaluated games, discussing on video calls like this.

“Then, the market, who knows how the market is going to react to this? Who knows which clubs need to sell players?

“There might be just a situation there where you can exploit, and I know that we at Man United, we are one of the biggest, and financially well off.”

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