Sport Smalling bids not enough for move, says Man Utd boss Solskjaer

03:40  23 september  2020
03:40  23 september  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists no bids have been made for any of his Manchester United players as the futures of Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku remain Ole Gunnar Solskjaer addressed the media on United 's pre-season tour in Perth. He was immediately asked about Paul Pogba, who has been linked

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Chris Smalling in action for Roma © Getty Images Chris Smalling in action for Roma

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explained Chris Smalling is still at the Premier League club because his asking price has not been met.

Smalling was left out of the United squad that beat Luton Town 3-0 in the third round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old defender impressed on loan at Roma last season and the Serie A outfit are understood to want to sign Smalling on a permanent deal, although United are reportedly holding out for an £18million fee.

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“Too many [ Utd ] fans are short-termist and reactionary," Fletcher said . "Ole would have picked this lineup before the Palace game and he’s stuck to his guns. “As long as the board are listening and trusting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer , I’m happy with whatever the transfer market may be for the next few

"At the moment, we've not had any bids up to the level that we want," Solskjaer said after the game at Kenilworth Road.

"So that's the situation."

"That [Smalling's valuation] is not down to me, is it? I'm not the one negotiating between the clubs, but we haven't had sufficient bids there and that's it."

United led on the stroke of half-time through a Juan Mata penalty but were largely lacklustre and needed an excellent save from debutant goalkeeper Dean Henderson before substitutes Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood made the game safe.

Luton, like United, were much-changed and Solskjaer paid tribute to Nathan Jones' side.

"You can see we need match-time," he said, having watched his first-choice United side lose their Premier League opener 3-1 against Crystal Palace at the weekend.

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Manchester United are still working on giving the squad ‘a boost’ before the transfer window closes, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed. Alternatives to Sancho are being considered and Solskjaer confirmed the club are working on getting deals over the line in the next couple of weeks.

"These players need match-time for sharpness. Levels in English football are getting better, that's their cup team as well, it's not the league team.

"The standard is high in Championship and they did well. They made us work hard to go through, but there were some positives as well.

"I liked the last couple of goals when the ball goes quickly forward, we drive at them. Nice finishes as well."

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Roma make last-ditch £13.5m offer to sign Man Utd defender Smalling .
ALVISE CAGNAZZO IN ITALY: Roma have been pursuing a centre back all summer and Smalling, 30, remains their number one target, following his successful loan spell at the club last season.Smalling, who has been at Old Trafford since 2010, spent the 2019-20 campaign on loan to the Serie A club and impressed in the Italian capital, making 37 appearances in all competitions.

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