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Manchester United to make three summer signings

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Jadon Sancho and two more

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Ben Chilwell, apparently.
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign three player in attempt to challenge for the Premier League title next season.

Solskjaer wants the club to back him in order for him to build on the success of finishing third in the Premier League this season after the season wrapped up at the weekend.

By finishing in the top four, United have qualified for the Champions League which will support the club financially with broadcast revenue, and protects sponsorship deals that might have been reduced in the event of failing to reach the premier European competition for another season.

Solskjaer wants to bring in Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, according to a report in the Sun, but he also wants two other players to strengthen the squad.

A central midfielder is wanted to add support to Nemanja Matic, Fred, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes and Scott McTominay in the middle of the pitch, with Matic in particular need of rotation during busy periods of the season. The use of five substitutes also means that the club now need further depth in order to compete with their better-stocked rivals.

Solskjaer also wants to beat Chelsea to Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell, who has also been linked with a move to Manchester City. That would indicated that Luke Shaw is under pressure from his manager after a relatively acceptable season, by his standards, and that Brandon Williams is not necessarily expected to make the step up to the first team in the long term.

The Sun says that United have allocated £140 million for summer spending. Conceivably more could be spent if the club raise a large sum from sales including players such as Andreas Pereira, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Jesse Lingard, Alexis Sanchez and others. Smalling could reportedly stay on if the club fail to find a new central defender.