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Manchester United duo Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mike Phelan believe they need four transfer windows to turn the club around, according to reports.

The Red Devils have endured a difficult start to the new Premier League campaign, winning just two of their opening nine matches.

Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool provided reason for optimism at Manchester United but the brutal fact remains that, so far, they’re well behind what they should be.

And United We Stand claim Solskjaer and Phelan believe they need four transfer windows to get the club back where they should be.

Back in the summer, fans were expecting United to splash the cash.

But they sold more than they bought, with the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia all departing.

Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire were the only three players signed, touching down from Swansea, Crystal Palace and Leicester respectively.

United have many targets in mind for the future.

They’d love to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund but Champions League football may be required in order to entice him into moving.

Leicester’s James Maddison is highly rated by the United coaching staff, who believe he could solve their lack of creativity in the middle of the park.

And United also have an interest in the likes of Sean Longstaff and Emre Can.

Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic is expected to sign in January, with it understood the Red Devils have reached an agreement with the player’s camp.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer’s former team-mate Mark Bosnich has claimed that the United manager MUST be given time by the club’s hierarchy.

“They haven’t had a good start, we know that, there’s a lot of pressure on Ole Gunner Solskjaer and the whole club.

“There’s a lot of talk from Manchester United fans about whether Solskjaer should stay or go, but you’ve got to have some patience.

“What are they going to do, just keep sacking managers year-in, year-out? You’ve got to give the man a go!

“Jurgen Klopp has had four years at Liverpool, and it hasn’t even been a year since Ole was appointed – you’ve got to give him time!”

United are next in action against Norwich City on Sunday (4.30pm).

The Canaries drew their last Premier League match against Bournemouth but, in their last home game, were thumped 5-1 by Aston Villa. 



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