Manchester United: Solskjaer given Sir Alex Ferguson transfer warning

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The Manchester United boss has been given a warning.

For over three decades the fans would chant his name on the terraces. He was invincible. A true mastermind and a leader on an off the pitch. He embodied the essence of Manchester United. He understood the Red Devils through and through.

Sir Alex Ferguson was a club legend. The club coach not only instilled a winning philosophy and managed to finally knock arch rivals Liverpool ‘off their perch’ as he claimed he would, but he created a dynasty.

In England there was no greater force as Ferguson’s teams. They had the uncanny ability to somehow pip their opponents to the Premier League title year after year.

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Ferguson’s prowess was also through transfers. The Scotsman had the ability to unearth some true gems and recruit  the right personnel to Old Trafford. Ferguson recognised talent and was able to hone it and develop it. He brought through a plethora of young stars and established their careers during his time at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was one of them. Ferguson recruited him from Norway as a relatively unknown star but the forward was able to develop at United and became a cult hero at the club.

Now as a manager Solskjaer will be hoping to do the same and to find some gems of his own. Already the Norwegian has made an impressive start bringing through young talent from the academy and signing some key players such as Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire. However, much will hinge on his performance in the transfer market in the summer.

And Solskjaer has been given a Sir Alex Ferguson warning in advance.

Speaking about transfers, Solskjaer revealed that he was looking to recruit the right characters. Players who were not ‘rotten apples.’

However ESPN pundit Craig Burley talking on ESPN via the Daily Express seemed to disagree with that sentiment. The pundit pointed to old Sir Alex Ferguson transfers such as Roy Keane and Eric Cantona who were both controversial characters but the Scotsman was still able to get the best out of them and thus they became legends at Old Trafford.

Burley said the following:

"“You don’t want robots, do you?If you look back to the Ferguson era, he was never frightened to go after problematic people, people who might give him issues.”"

His comments will be one to ponder for the Norwegian.

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