Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has “expressed his frustration” to club chiefs at a meeting earlier this week, according to transfer expert Ian McGarry.
The Red Devils made their first signing of the window on Wednesday, securing Holland midfielder Donny van de Beek in a £40million deal from Ajax.
But it seems Solskjaer is not satisfied with at the lack of transfer business so far this summer only having brought one player to the club with just a month of the window remaining.
Chelsea have already spent over £200million on six new signings ahead of the upcoming campaign while Manchester City have spent over £60m on the signings of Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres.
And McGarry says Solskjaer made it clear in a club meeting that he is concerned United are falling behind their rivals in the transfer market.
“Across the city to Manchester United, where money is definitely available and we have seen that with the signing of Donny van de Beek from Ajax for around £40m earlier this week,” McGarry said on the Transfer Window podcast.
“I’m told that there was a meeting at Carrington training ground earlier this week in which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer met with some of the recruitment staff, including Matt Judge who’s the guy who basically recommends and makes decisions on players before it goes upstairs to Ed Woodward.
“[Solskjaer] expressed his frustration and, unsurprisingly, with Manchester City already ahead in the window with the signings of Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres, Chelsea spending like drunken yuppies it seems on all parts of the team, Solskjaer is concerned that despite the fact he has been flagging up for weeks and months now where he sees the team needs to be strengthened, they are lagging behind their rivals.”