Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s run as Manchester United manager came to an end recently after the Norwegian had spent almost three years in the Old Trafford hot seat. And it was in a manner not many could have predicted at the start of the campaign, when the club were expected to mount a Premier League title challenge after adding the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Tom Heaton to their ranks.
But things have not turned out the way that many would have foreseen. Instead, Manchester United have struggled for results and find themselves sitting at 8th in the Premier League.
As a result, it was not a huge surprise when the club did decide to show Solskjaer the Old Trafford exit door and have appointed Ralf Rangnick as the interim manager till the end of the season.
It might be a good time to reflect though and take a look at three of the biggest signings that Manchester United missed out on during the Solskjaer era. And one cannot help but wonder how differently things could have turned out if the club had managed to pull off this moves.
Manchester United: 3 big signings missed during Solskjaer era
Here are three big signings that Manchester United missed out on during the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era and who could have been brilliant additions:
One of the key areas that Manchester United have struggled in in recent years is their defence. When the club signed Varane in the summer, many believed that the French World Cup winner could be the key to solving their problems at the back.
Till now, that has not been the case though. The defence has struggled as a whole while Varane has had his individual problems as well, struggling with injuries.
It is safe to say that someone like Dayot Upamecano, who had been linked with Manchester United for a while, could have been a solid addition for the club. He joined Bayern Munich though and has gone on to become a regular for the Bundesliga giants this season.