Solskjaer has no regrets over Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez exits

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he does not hold any regrets over the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez during the summer transfer window. Lukaku had been touted to leave the Red Devils for most of the summer and he eventually made the permanent switch to Inter Milan before the Premier League transfer deadline.

On the other hand, Sanchez was initially touted to stay put with the Red Devils but he eventually sealed a reunion with Lukaku at San Siro after the Red Devils sanctioned a season-long loan move. Speaking in a press conference, Solskjaer said that the Red Devils made the right choice to offload the duo in the summer despite the fact that the club have struggled in the striking department this season.

He added that the club are planning for the long-term and has the confidence that the current crop of players can guide the team into the top four at the end of the season, he told: “Romelu and Alexis are great players and scorers, but the decisions that we made regarding them were absolutely right. In single matches you can think that we’d need players of their experience, but selling them was the right choice.

Every player that I have wants to give their all for this shirt and club, even the young ones. We are making a long-term plan and I’m sure that this is the right place to do it. I believe that the players that I have can take us to the top 4 of the league. In January, we’ll see about getting stronger, if it’d help.”

United started the campaign on a high note with a 4-0 triumph over Chelsea at home but they have since been inconsistent with their performances. They are currently nine points behind the top four places after just 12 games and need to build up a winning run during the festive period to enhance their Champions League prospects.