Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that he is interested in signing a new striker despite holding Edinson Cavani to a new contract.
Man United successfully stopped Cavani from leaving the club at the end of the season after handing the former PSG forward a new one-year deal.
The Red Devils are reportedly planning on signing a striker in the summer, with Harry Kane and Erling Haaland touted as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s targets.
Some reports have suggested that United could cool their interest in signing a centre forward in the summer following the contract renewal of Edinson Cavani.
The Norwegian boss has rubbished those claims as he believes the Red Devils do not have many fine strikers at the moment, despite having Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood as options.
Solskjaer said after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw against Fulham on Tuesday night at Old Trafford: “No. Of course, I can’t say that.
“Yeah, Edi [Edinson Cavani] signed but how many good strikers have we had? I can’t say we’re not signing a striker because we’re building towards a better squad.”
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was then asked about the reports leading Harry Kane from Tottenham to Manchester United at the end of the season and the Man United boss resisted the temptation to talk about another team’s players.
The Norwegian tactician said: “I can’t talk about players on other teams — I could say Messi is interesting, and Ronaldo, but I can’t talk about them.”