Solskjaer has proven himself claim, Man United told they can sign world class act for £81 million, De Gea claim made by United legend

Solskjaer has proven himself, Koulibaly on the market for £81 million, De Gea message sent in Manchester United news roundup…

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has admitted Manchester United transfer target Kalidou Koulibaly may be sold – but only for £81million.

United have been in the headlines alot over the past few months as they seek to build a side that is capable of challenging for all the major trophies next season, and adding a new defender is on the agenda for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Despite all the attacking flair that United have, they have one of the worst defences in the premier League and will need to address that with a world class signing in the coming weeks, with Koulibaly on the list.

Regarded as one of the finest defenders in the game right now, Koulibaly has been heavily linked with some of the biggest clubs for months, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool all linked with a possible deal.

Now it seems that the Italians are ready toc ash in on the powerhouse after De Laurentiis has admitted Koulibaly may be sold – but only for £81million.

De Laurentiis told Sky Italia: “Kalidou is a wonderful person and of course it’d be sad to lose him.

“Everything has a time and a place, even when it comes to going our separate ways.

“‘Having said that, we don’t have €90m (£81m) on the table and in any case, it takes two to separate.”

David De Gea has been “treated unfairly” amid continued speculation over his Manchester United future, says Peter Schmeichel.

Despite being regarded as one of the finest stoppers in the game today, De Gea has come under some intense criticism over the past few months for the mistakes that he is making, which is costing the club points.

That has led to rumours that the impressive Dean Henderson could be the clubs answer to their De Gea problems, with many believing that he is now ready to challenge the Spaniard next season onwards.

However, United legend Schmeichel has opened up and claimed that De Gea has been treated unfairly this season, He told beIN Sports: “There is an English goalkeeper, young, on loan at Sheffield United, he’s done fantastically well, he’s very, very promising and it’s a great story.

“[But] De Gea’s one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League for the last I don’t know how many years

“One of the things I believe is that the way Ole’s changed the way the team plays hasn’t fitted in with the way that De Gea has played in the last couple of years and so he would have had to make changes to his game.

“And in making changes you’re always making mistakes. If you don’t make mistakes, you don’t really learn.

“They’ve now got third place, they’ve got the Europa League to focus on now, he comes back with a couple of weeks break, comes back to a new season, he’ll be alright.

“I see David de Gea as the goalkeeper for Manchester United for many years to come and I think he has been treated unfairly in all honesty.”

Dimitar Berbatov says Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has proven his managerial credentials at the highest level.

Since the January arrival of Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United have looked like a totally different side and managed to play themselves into the Champions League next season.

Solskjaer has also got the back-line sorted, and built an exciting attack that could cause some serious problems for most teams in the Premier League next season, with the trio of Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial netting over 50 goals between them this season.

Questions were asked over Solskjaer’s credentials during his first few months in the Old Trafford hot seat, but his belief in the club’s younger players and smart recruitment in the transfer market has reaped rewards in 2020.

And Berbatov has credited the Norwegian for overseeing a return to Europe’s premier competition, The former United striker also hailed Solskjaer for lifting the mood in the dressing room, telling Betfair: “I’m happy for everyone at the United after they hit their target of qualifying for the Champions League. They deserve it. They had to beat Leicester and they did it. I’m happy for Ole and the team, this will be huge for the club and for everybody.

“There will always be doubters, but overall people will realise managers need time to build. There are obstacles, of course, but in the future things can improve, and Ole has shown that.

“It will be more difficult now with the Champions League, and you will still get criticism next year when you lose, but for now, we should be happy with the work he has done. I think the players love him, and that’s shown by how they’ve played.

“He’s made United consistent, which they haven’t been for so long, and he brought it when it counted the most. They were smart, consistent, and they got results.

“You can buy players now because everyone wants to play in the Champions League, and Ole has shown what a good manager he is.”

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