Solskjaer first decision that will not go well with Manchester United fans

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already put his stamp on activities at Old Trafford following his three-year permanent deal with Manchester United and has already made one transfer decision some club fans may not be happy about.

For two seasons the Red Devils have chased Senegalese international, Kalidou Koulabily and club fans were confident the club will seal the deal this summer.

However, that opinion might not hold as Italian media outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport have authoritatively reported that the Napoli defender won’t be joining Manchester United.

Napoli rate the Senegalese high and intends to fend off interest from the Red Devils but Solskjaer have asked the club to look elsewhere and not pursue too hard for the defender who may require a world record fee for a center back to force the Serie A’s club to sell.

The Senegal international, who moved to the Stadio San Paolo from Genk in 2014 is also attracting interest from Real Madrid and Paris Saint German.

The defender has established himself as one of the world’s best in his position in the last few years, and Serie A giants Napoli are prepared to double his salary to keep him at the club.

Meanwhile, Solksjaer is not getting carried away by the euphoria of the moment and focus on delivering the goods for the club.

“I don’t think proud is the right word,” he said at a press conference at Old Trafford. “I’m happy, I’m honoured, because it’s a fresh start.

“It’s the start of something new again. Now, the hard work starts. Now, it’s the hard work, the enjoyable work, so it’s not the moment to be proud in that respect.

“You know when people get a new job and they say it’s their dream job and they’ve always dreamed about or played for that club or managed a club. That’s more to me than to anyone.

“This has been my ultimate dream all the time. Maybe a naive dream, but I’ve always had that dream in my mind to have this responsibility for this huge, fantastic family of a football club and I’m so honoured and privileged to be given this fantastic responsibility to lead us forward.”

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