By Chris Wheeler for MailOnline
Published: 11:19 BST, 18 September 2020 | Updated: 11:40 BST, 18 September 2020
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful Manchester United can make new signings before the transfer deadline after hitting a brick wall in talks over Jadon Sancho and losing out to Tottenham in the battle for Gareth Bale.
Although United have spent £40million on Donny van de Beek from Ajax, their priority was a right-sided attacker and that player has so far eluded them with less than three weeks until the window closes on October 5.
They also want a left-back but look set to be beaten by Spurs again for Real Madrid's Sergio Reguilon.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful Manchester United can make more signings this summer
United have so far been frustrated in their pursuit of Dortmund and England ace Jadon Sancho
They are also set to miss out on Gareth Bale (pictured) and Sergio Reguilon to Tottenham
Bale will rejoin Tottenham from the Spanish club after choosing his old club over United, and Borussia Dortmund are refusing to budge on their £108m valuation of Sancho.
It has led to an angry reaction from many fans on social media as United prepare to begin the season at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
'Fans will always want the best possible team to watch and that's the passion we want,' said Solskjaer.
'The history we have, we can look back 10 or 20 years at the great players we had.
'We understand to get further we need to develop what we have and strengthen the team, but let's