The postponement of the Premier League due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic has afforded Ole Gunnar Solskjaer more time to invest in convincing his top transfer targets to join him at Old Trafford.
It is highly unlikely there will be any football played in England before June because the country has been placed on lockdown.
The summer transfer window could be affected because the Premier League season may need to be finished before players start swapping clubs.
Therefore, Solskjaer is hoping to use the time now to work on his transfer plans and he admitted he is putting more effort in than he usually would at this time of year.
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is thought to be top of the Norwegian’s wish list, even though he comes with a £100million price tag.
Aston Villa star Jack Grealish is also believed to be a high priority signing.
And although Solskjaer did not name which deals he has been working on, he claims the chase has been upped.
“Of course there will be text messages and WhatsApp messages more often,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.
“But the biggest difference for most of us is that when you’re a footballer you don’t really get to spend much time with your family.
“We are planning what we have to do and what we can do and the club has been so good.
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“That’s been a big plus, if you’re allowed to say that anything has been a big plus in this situation.
“But yes, we are planning, we are discussing what we have to do, what we can do, and I have to say the club has been very good so far.”
It has been touted that clubs will have less money to spend in the summer because there has been no matches since the first week of March.
However, Solskjaer insists United will still be in a strong position to go about their business as usual.
He added: “Football is going to get back to normality at one point, and it’s very important we’re ready when that happens.
“We want to be the best at everything, and of course now is a chance to spend more time, you discuss players, discuss plans, we’ve evaluated what we need, of course with the coaching staff we’ve looked at games, evaluated games, discussing on video calls like this.”
“Then, the market, who knows how the market is going to react to this? Who knows which clubs need to sell players?”
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