Wan-Bissaka acknowledges Solskjaer’s plan was pivotal to Manchester United move

Manchester United’s new summer signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka has admitted that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s focus on pursuing young British talents convinced him to make the switch to Old Trafford. Ole is said to have the ambition of building the fittest squad in the Premier League and there has been a particular focus on bolstering the squad with a core of young English players.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Wan-Bissaka acknowledged that he was impressed with the ideology of the head coach and that influenced his decision to join the Red Devils, he said: “Yeah it is an exciting plan. I can’t wait to get started and, as I said, I can learn from the more experienced players as well. Ole’s plan also helped me to make my decision to come and I knew at the same time that I could develop even more with that decision.”

Wan-Bissaka became the club’s second signing of the summer transfer window with Daniel James joining the team from Swansea City prior to that. The spending spree is expected to continue during the forthcoming weeks with three more signings eyed and one of those could be focused on strengthening the heart of the midfield.

According to reports, Newcastle United’s Sean Longstaff has emerged as the prime choice for the position and the Red Devils are confident of landing him with no competition from elsewhere. The Mancunian giants have been fancied to make an opening bid of around £15m for the midfielder, though the Magpies are understood to want at least £25m for the 21-year-old.

United finished a disappointing sixth on the league table last term and new signings should offer them with a boost ahead of next season. Still, they can’t expect to compete with Manchester City for the league title right away and they may have to contend with a top-four spot which would assure them of a return to the Champions League.

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