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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made u-turn on transfer target because of his haircut


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he’s judged a player by his haircut (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he cut short a scouting mission because of a player’s haircut.

The Norwegian takes a hands-on approach to player recruitment, as shown by his lengthy pursuit of former Sporting Lisbon captain Bruno Fernandes.

Solskjaer pays just as much attention to the player’s mentality, character and background as he does their ability and he’s spoken countless times about the need to find ‘Manchester United’ players in the transfer market.

And the Norwegian has shown just how seriously he analyses a player by revealing that he cut short a scouting mission on a United target because of his Mohican hairstyle.

Solskjaer and Pogba – who is known for his outlandish haircuts . (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

‘I once went to see a player and as he walked out of the dressing room through the tunnel he had a Mohican (hairstyle),’ Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

‘I said to my scout: ‘Nah let’s go home, not interested.’ That was a very short scouting trip.’

Solskjaer is set to be given a modest budget of around £80m this summer, provided United finish in the top four or win the Europa League.

The Norwegian wants to sign a centre-back, a central midfielder and a centre forward but he’ll likely have to sanction a number of departures in order to finance those moves.

Diogo Dalot, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Phil Jones and Andreas Pereira are all up for sale.


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