Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Will Only Be Able To Make Loan Signings

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started life as Manchester United manager in the best way possible and things are already more positive at the club, however the new boss isn't allowed to make permanent signings.

A week is a long time, especially in football, and that was never more evident than at Manchester United in the past seven days as things went from utter despair to complete jubilation.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first game in charge of United couldn't have gone much better, other than the goal they conceded, with the Red Devils playing attractive and attacking football as they beat Cardiff City 5-1.

Whist the adulation poured in there was also plenty of people warning that this was 'only' Cardiff and only one game and things were far from rosey in the Old Trafford garden.

United certainly looked better all round but if they're to challenge for the top four this season they need a minor miracle and some reinforcements in January, with a centre back still seemingly a must.

However that won't be as easy as first thought for Solskjaer as according to the Mirror the Norwegian is only allowed to make loan signings in January.

Solskjaer had a good start to life at United. Image: PA Images
Solskjaer had a good start to life at United. Image: PA Images

Ed Woodward and the club have earmarked a big amount of cash for their next permanent manager, with a big overhaul likely in the summer.

The Red Devils have spent a ridiculous £750 million since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club in 2013, with Jose Mourinho spending over half of that, and the 13 times Premier League champions don't want to waste any more of it after several seasons of poor transfers.

In the summer Mourinho spent but it was relatively small amounts as only Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant joined the club, replacing Michael Carrick, Daley Blind and Sam Johnstone respectively.

Fred joined in the summer, although it's not gone well so far. Image: PA Images
Fred joined in the summer, although it's not gone well so far. Image: PA Images

Of course Solskjaer himself is only on loan at Old Trafford. He was in charge of Norwegian side Molde and will return at the end of the season.

United could choose to keep the 1999 Champions League winner but would have to pay more and it is highly unlikely as they're more likely to go after a high profile appointment with Mauricio Pochettino the favourite.

Featured Image Credit: PA

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