Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United are ‘hoping’ to sign someone before the end of the January transfer window.
The Red Devils suffered an ’embarrassing’ 2-0 defeat at home to Burnley on Wednesday evening, the first time the Clarets have won at Old Trafford since 1962.
Midfield additions are required and Sporting CP ace Bruno Fernandes is a genuine option, although the Norwegian was not convincing when asked about future deals.
“We are working to improve and get players in and hopefully we can get something over the line,” Solskjaer said.
“I think everyone can see that these players are being stretched. They are stretched and I have got absolutely no complaints on any of them because they give absolutely everything they’ve got.”
The deal to sign Fernandes has reportedly stalled and super-agent Jorge Mendes claimed his client may wait until the summer to decide his future, where he will be in action with Portugal at Euro 2020.
And a short-term loan deal for Carlos Tevez has been discussed according to Tuttosport, such is the desperation for striking reinforcements.
And the treble-winning hero refused to pull any punches in his honest assessment of the defeat.
“The reasons [for the defeat] were we didn’t play well enough,” Solskjaer said. “They scored from their chances; we didn’t take them, so of course it was disappointing.
“Lately we’ve played better in these types of games where we’ve dominated. Today we didn’t get the first goal and that took lots of the belief out of us and you’ve got to say Burnley do make it hard to play against them then.
“So, we’re stretched. Of course, the players are disappointed in there but they’ve given absolutely everything again because the efforts there.”