Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not expect any new arrivals before the end of the transfer window – but the Manchester United boss says some fringe players could leave.
The Old Trafford giants are top of the Premier League at this stage of a season for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, and also remain in the hunt for FA Cup and Europa League glory.
But Solskjaer is not expecting any additional faces to boost United’s bid for silverware before the February 1 transfer deadline.
“I wouldn’t think so, no,” the Norwegian said. “I’d be surprised if we do any incomings.
“The squad is strong, it’s full of quality. I still need to leave players out for the squad at times.
“Bar something surprising happening, I wouldn’t think something will happen (in terms of) incomings, no.”
United have brought in one new player this month but it remains to be seen when highly-rated Amad Diallo will be involved in a first-team matchday squad.
Asked if Diallo has the potential to be a long-term solution to United’s right wing issues, Solskjaer said: “Well, that’s his preferred position. He’s clever at finding space.
“He can go inside and outside. He’ll get the time to prove that he is the one.
“Of course along the way we’ve got Mason (Greenwood), Marcus (Rashford) who’s played out there, Dan (James), Juan (Mata) so we’ve got options.
“Paul (Pogba) has played there but I think when you look at the squad and you look at Amad you think yeah, that’s probably where we’re going to work to fit you in.”