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Manchester United to add two players to Premier League squad after transfer deadline day

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on January 24, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

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Manchester United will add tow player to Premier League squad after transfer deadline day. However, they will not make any deadline day signings. Meanwhile, Timothy Fosu-Mensah sold to Bayer Leverkusen and Marcos Rojo expected to complete a permanent switch to Boca Juniors.

Jesse Lingard has joined West Ham on loan and teenage forward Facundo Pellistri has been loaned to Alaves. Teden Mengi on the verge of a loan switch to Championship side Derby County.

But Phil Jones and Amad Diallo, who completed his £37million transfer from Atalanta, will be added to the club’s Premier League squad.

“I can confirm there won’t be anyone coming in, so don’t stay up late,” Solskjaer confirmed. “Phil has been recovering from a knee injury, an operation he had, and he’s working hard to be available again. He will be included on the list and hopefully, he’ll get his fitness back sooner rather than later and be available to play.”

“We’ve made decisions we feel have been good for individuals and for us as well. With the young players moving on, with [James] Garner, [Tahith] Chong, Mengi and Pellistri getting the chance to play more football has been important for us. And our group is a tight-knit group, we don’t have too many players in excess and hopefully Jesse can get going and play well at West Ham as well.”

The 29-year-old has been injured since June and not played for United in over a year. His contract expires in 2023.


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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals Manchester United January transfer window deadline day plans