Sport Solskjaer will be 'realistic' and 'responsible' over Man Utd signings
Martial 'ignored Solskjaer's touchline instructions' against Newcastle
According to the Manchester Evening News, Solskjaer was heard telling the out-of-form striker to run twice at Old Trafford after he came to a standstill. Having shouted 'some movement' at Martial during one passage of play, Solskjaer could only watch on as the Frenchman failed to take on board his instructions.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Manchester United fans they might have to do without blockbuster signings as the club counts the cost of the coronavirus pandemic.
United were heavily linked with Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho before the start of the season and are now one of a host of reported admirers for his team-mate Erling Haaland.
Both players would likely fetch transfer fees in excess of £100million, but United boss Solskjaer is unsure whether clubs will be so keen to engage in bidding wars as they adapt to a new financial climate.
Man United braced for 'good fight' against Milan, Solskjaer insists
After United sailed beyond Real Sociedad in the previous round, thanks to their 4-0 first leg triumph in Turin, Serie A title contenders Milan were pitted against them in another testing tie. And, ahead of the two historic clubs facing each other competitively for the first time since 2010, Solskjaer explained that he is relishing the clash and the chance to reunite with former United players. © Provided by Daily Mail Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted Manchester United are braced for a 'good fight' against AC Milan 'It feels like a Champions League game, which is good,' Solskjaer said.
"We have to be realistic, we have to be responsible in the way we do our business both on and off the pitch," he told reporters.
"There's improvements on the training ground, the stadium. We just have to look at the whole picture.
"Where can we spend the money? And how much is there? It's just the real world now. It has changed.
"Of course, all clubs in the world are going through the same situation so it's no different for other clubs than for us.
"I think there's just going to be less and less transfers happening in the world of football until this changes."
United brought in experienced striker Edinson Cavani on a free transfer this season.
The 34-year-old has six goals in 17 Premier League appearances this season, only eight of which have been starts.
Fernandes isn't the worst loser at United - I am, says boss Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted he is not shy to express his feelings as he takes his perfect record to Stamford Bridge on Sunday with United five points clear of Chelsea in their race for the top four. The Norwegian has silenced critics who likened him to a P.E. teacher but still believes his competitive nature is underestimated by outsiders.
Cavani is pushing to return from a muscular injury in time to face Crystal Palace on Wednesday, and Solskjaer has not ruled out bolstering his forward line, even if it means looking at more creative signings along the lines of the Uruguay international as opposed to chasing the likes of Haaland.
"I always say that Mason [Greenwood], Anthony [Martial], Edinson... when we can really get them really firing that means we're a very good team," he added.
"But we're always looking at better players, of course we are."
United travel to Palace looking to cut a 15-point gap to Manchester City before facing the Premier League leaders in Sunday's derby at the Etihad Stadium.
Pioli and Solskjaer proved critics wrong at Man Utd and Milan, says former keeper Taibi .
Massimo Taibi, formerly of Manchester United and Milan, says the men in charge of each side have earned the right to be in their jobs.United host the Rossoneri on Thursday in the first leg of the Europa League last 16 in what will be their 11th competitive meeting but the first outside the European Cup or Champions League.