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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to restrict signings in bid to help young stars progress into the first team are likely to limit their transfer activity this summer  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to promote young stars such as Mason Greenwood Several senior players including Antonio Valencia are likely to depart the club 

By Joe Bernstein for The Mail on Sunday

Published: 23:03 BST, 20 April 2019 | Updated: 23:26 BST, 20 April 2019

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won't flood the club with new signings this summer - because he doesn't want to block the progress of youngsters already at the club. 

Though the United manager has promised spending at Old Trafford after another disappointing season, he insists there will be fewer than six new arrivals and cited the examples of Marcus Rashford, Diogo Dalot and 17-year-old starlet Mason Greenwood to explain. 

'I don't think you can expect six players coming in - I know there won't be six players coming in,'said the Norwegian. 'We can't just take players in because we need a body. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined to give opportunities to players such as Mason Greenwood

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined to give opportunities to players such as Mason Greenwood

'Mason Greenwood is a player for me - he is 17 and I want to give him the chance to become a top player at this club. 'It's the same with Marcus Rashford at 21 and Diogo Dalot at 20. These players are going to get a chance and that is going to affect players who are at the other end of their careers. 

'It means you don't want too many changes with signings and you have to say to players at the other end of their careers: "I don't think you're for me".' 

United's history has been synonymous with giving young players their chance and Solskjaer will be keen to bring that philosophy back, particularly at a time when rivals Manchester City and Chelsea are criticised for restricting the opportunities for talented teenagers Phil Foden and Callum Hudson-Odoi. 

Manchester United want a young winger in the mould of Jadon Sancho this summer

want a young winger in the mould of Jadon Sancho this summer

Despite a fantastic start to his management, Solskjaer goes to Everton Sunday in sixth position - where they were when Jose Mourinho was sacked in December. 

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