Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urges Man Utd to beat Arsenal and Liverpool to Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer is keen for Man Utd to sign Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear to Manchester United that he wants to sign Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool, according to reports.Struggling Premier League giants United are one of a number of clubs who are being linked with Odegaard, who has enjoyed a bright start to the season on loan at Real Sociedad.The 20-year-old made his senior debut for Real Madrid in 2015 but, with first-team opportunities under Zinedine Zidane sparse, he joined Sociedad on a two-year loan deal in the summer.Odegaard scored his first La Liga goal against Mallorca in August and produced a dazzling display last month in Sociedad’s win over Atletico Madrid.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe youngster’s performances have not gone unnoticed and The Sun say Manchester United are keeping tabs on his progress in Spain ahead of a possible move.It is claimed under-fire manager Solskjaer is particularly keen to strike a deal for a Norwegian who made his international debut at the age of 15.The Red Devils, currently tenth in the Premier League, will face stiff competition for Odegaard, however, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City all monitoring his situation.Arsenal, who drew 1-1 with Manchester United on Monday, are said to view Odegaard as a potential replacement for Mesut Ozil, who they are open to selling in January. Advertisement Advertisement Madrid midfielder Odegaard has impressed on loan at Real Sociedad (Picture: Getty) Solskjaer says Man Utd players were affected by linesman’s flagTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:37FullscreenSolskjaer says Man Utd players were affected by linesman’s flaghttps://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-says-man-utd-players-affected-linesmans-flag-2016988/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Solskjaer’s side have made a dismal start to the 2019-20 season and will look to get back to winning ways on Thursday night in the Europa League against AZ Alkmaar.They will be without midfielder Paul Pogba, however, with the Frenchman ruled out of the group clash due to a foot injury.A statement said: ‘Following a specialist’s opinion, Paul requires a period of further rest and conservative treatment for the foot injury he sustained during the game against Southampton.’Solskjaer has also criticised AZ Alkmaar’s artificial pitch, saying: ‘I was surprised they have chosen to play on this pitch when I look at it.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I am used to Astroturf pitches from back home in Norway and it is not the best I have seen. It is one of the worst ones I have seen for a long while.‘We have all got standards back home in Norway. They are all more modern and new, and you get them changed. But it is safe. It’s just not the newest.‘I probably wouldn’t risk him [Pogba] on Astroturf anyway if he was available for this game. But he needs a bit of rest now.’Manchester United return to Premier League action on Sunday with a trip to St James’ Park to face Newcastle.MORE: Frank Lampard reserves special praise for ‘outstanding’ Chelsea star after Lille win Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urges Man Utd to beat Arsenal and Liverpool to Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 2 Oct 2019 11:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShareslast_img

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