“We’ve not had an offer for Declan Rice and I hope we don’t get one. And you’ve got an idea now of where we’d need to be if it was even going to be considered, certainly be me.”
While Rice’s performance was impressive, in a window that Solskjaer has already admitted will be ‘interesting’, forking out that kind of fee could be unlikely.
And in the form of Scott McTominay, Solskjaer may be happy to stick with his current options anyway.
The Scotland international has emerged as one of Man United’s key men, controlling the midfield in the absence of Paul Pogba.
Occasionally his partnership with Fred can be seen as too negative, but alongside Pogba, McTominay looks the kind of player that could be a regular for years to come.