Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talks to his players during a Premier League match against West Ham in July. Photo: EPA Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talks to his players during a Premier League match against West Ham in July. Photo: EPA
Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talks to his players during a Premier League match against West Ham in July. Photo: EPA
Andy Mitten
Opinion

Opinion

On The Ball by Andy Mitten

Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek a solid signing but first team requires further bolstering

  • Manager Solskjaer needs first team-level reinforcements to keep up with big-spending Chelsea and improving Arsenal
  • Leading agent says ‘£80 million is not going to get you an established superstar this summer’

Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talks to his players during a Premier League match against West Ham in July. Photo: EPA Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talks to his players during a Premier League match against West Ham in July. Photo: EPA
Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talks to his players during a Premier League match against West Ham in July. Photo: EPA
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Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten is a journalist and author. He founded the best-selling United We Stand fanzine as a 15-year-old. A journalism graduate, he's interviewed over 500 famous footballers past and present. His work has taken him to over 100 countries, writing about football from Israel to Iran, Brazil to Barbados. Born and bred in Manchester, he divides his time between his city of birth and Barcelona, Spain.