Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes signing declaration after Sevilla defeat

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes signing declaration after Sevilla defeat

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened up on transfers after Sevilla Europa League defeat (Image: GETTY)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw his side lose 2-1 to Sevilla in their Europa League clash on Sunday night.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has declared he only wants the right signings, rather than marquee arrivals, this summer. The Red Devils will turn their attention to the transfer window after their season ended with a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League on Sunday night. Jadon Sancho is their top target, while links to Saul Niguez and Jack Grealish remain ongoing.

Manchester United saw their hopes of Europa League glory ended by Sevilla on Sunday night.

The Red Devils took the lead through the brilliant Bruno Fernandes, who scored from the penalty spot after Marcus Rashford was fouled inside the area.

Sevilla pegged them back, however, with Suso equalising in the first half with a curling effort that sailed past David De Gea.

And they won the match courtesy of a late goal from Luuk de Jong.

Now, speaking after the game, Solskjaer has opened up on transfers – insisting he only wants the right players for his Old Trafford project.

“We are working to improve what we have. We’ve had spells with injuries. We’re always looking to improve the squad,” he said.

“It’s not about a marquee signing, it’s about quality. The right personality that fits into the group.”

When quizzed specifically on Sancho, who United have been trying to sign for weeks, he added: “I’m not commenting on other teams’ players.”

Solskjaer admitted that United were hurt from the defeat but he chose to focus on the positives, saying: “It’s one of them if you take chances you win comfortably – not always the case in football.

“We had moments in spells in both halves where we should have scored a few.

“We have a young team – some spells showed that this group of players will have to learn and get some consistency in their play.

“When we get the ball down and create chances it’s scintillating at times.

“The keeper had a fantastic game. It’s disappointing we didn’t score because we’ve got players with that quality.

“Since February we’ve been fantastic. Then again it’s disappointing to go out.

“We’ve come quite a distance. Exciting to work with the boys but you could see at the end – tired legs and tired minds.

“We definitely need to improve to move up the table and take steps in the cups. I’ve never had three semi-finals in one season.”

Meanwhile, United star Harry Maguire insisted losing wasn’t good enough – and he revealed players were crushed after the match.

“It’s difficult. The boys are devastated,” he told BT Sport.

“We created numerous chances. The best team lost. They punished us for missing chances. They didn’t make many chances to be honest.

“We conceded from two crosses which is not good enough.

“We worked our socks off and deserved to win and get through. We fell short in a semi-final for the third time this year.

“We have a good group of lads. Losing is not acceptable. Getting to semi-finals isn’t acceptable. We have to take it to the next step.

“Improvement made this year is massive. We played a good Sevilla team – another day we win it. Losing is not acceptable for this club.”

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