Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Not Ruling Out Signing Defender In January

Tanya Simon
October 14, 2020

The Argentine goalkeeper has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford since the return of Dean Henderson from his loan spell and he is unlikely to play often this season.

United managed a third-place finish in 2019-20, but have so far been unable to build on the promise of an impressive post-lockdown run between June and August.

Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, Duncan Castles alleged that Fernandes had lost faith in Solskjaer following the Red Devils' 6-1 hammering at the hands of Tottenham before the worldwide break.

Fernandes scored for United from the spot in that defeat, taking his tally for the club to 14 in 26 appearances since he arrived in January.

The Premier League's giants' defending has come under the scanner since the start of the season, with newly-promoted West Brom being the only club who have conceded more than them in the league.

Fernandes was substituted off at half-time of the embarrassing Old Trafford loss to Spurs after Anthony Martial was sent off.

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Partey noted that the Arsenal fans were "crazy" for him, and loved receiving messages suggesting that supporters wouldn't sleep if he didn't sign.

'The whole club is behind him, ' the Scottish global told TV2 while on worldwide duty.

The 33 year old has just one year left on his current contract and Manchester United should look to cash in on him during the January transfer window.

'We trust every word from Mike Phelan, Kieran McKenna, Michael Carrick and the entire support staff'.

Asked to assess the first two-and-a-half years of Solskjaer's reign, McTominay added: "Fantastic".

And Castles declared: "What I'm hearing, and this is coming from a source very close to the player, is that Fernandes' opinion of Solskjaer is similar to that of other senior members of the team".

United are back in Premier League action away at Newcastle on Saturday, before their focus shifts to their Champions League group stage opener against Paris Saint Germain three days later.

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