Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could complete surprise striker transfer

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eyeing a surprise move for striker Alexander Sorloth. The 24-year-old is currently on loan at Trabzonspor from Crystal Palace. Sorloth has impressed in his recent loan move, netting 27 goals and chipping in with nine assists in all competitions for the Turkish side.

And according to Turkish outlet Fanatik, United are eyeing the striker ahead of the summer transfer window.

However, the Red Devils aren’t the only ones eyeing Sorloth.

Chelsea, Real Madrid, Napoli and Juventus have also been credited with interest in the forward.

It’s claimed United are keen to land a new striker this summer, with Solskjaer hoping to provide competition for places up top.

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United boss Solskjaer has been vocal on the club’s transfer plans ahead of the summer transfer window, insisting he will not by ‘rotten apples’.

The Red Devils chief wants his players to reflect his personality.

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“I did feel that I was professional and did feel privileged to play for Manchester United,” Solskjaer said.

“I wouldn’t be able to look at myself if I didn’t know I’d given everything for my team-mates and my manager.

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“That’s what I also now look for in players that we sign or we bring up from the youth team. You have to have a good personality and that you are professional because one rotten apple in the basket will make the others rotten.

“So for me it’s about building a team that will reflect me and my coaching staff’s personalities and views. Of course there are standards because we want to win. We are in the business to win.

“But the first step to be a Manchester United player and person, you have to be humble enough to know you always have to work hard.

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“Never give in and always do your best, 100 per cent effort is required every day and don’t think you are better than you are.

“You still have to play with that confidence at the same time. It’s a fine balance but that is what is going to make the difference when we want to get to the championship again that we want to win.”

United are back in action on Monday night against Southampton in the Premier League.

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