Solskjaer was appointed interim manager after the sacking of Jose Mourinho..

Man Utd have three names on their transfer list after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's arrival

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is taking on the biggest challenge of his career at Manchester United.

Signed as the club's interim manager on the back of Jose Mourinho's sacking, the club legend will be looking to repair all the damage from a tumultuous start to the season.

Speaking in his first press conference in the role, he remarked: "My job is to help the players and make them grasp the opportunity - they all want to be part of Man Utd.

"It's down to man-management. I have had the best man-manager. I learned how he dealt with people.

"It's about communication. Of course I will sit down and speak to the ones who are not playing.

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"When you are at Man Utd there is set of demands and standards we set and one of those is to be a team player.

"I don't think anyone has been on the bench more than me! That's always my comeback to players - you never know, you might come on and make an impact and grab the opportunity when you get it."

And a key period for Solskjaer will be the January transfer window, where United have an opportunity to improve upon the squad that Mourinho so routinely criticised.

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Three transfer targets

There certainly aren't any guarantees, though, with the club's transfer business over the summer proving a major source of frustration.

United fans will be hoping that their business is conducted far more smoothly in the winter and it definitely seems that Solskjaer will be backed financially.

And according to the Mirror, United already have a few names on their radar and it looks like the defence will be the priority once again.

That's because the report lists Toby Alderweireld, Kalidou Koulibaly and Eder Militao as the three men on their short-list this January.

Solskjaer is believed to have a £50 million kitty at his disposal, so a move for Koulibaly could be rather ambitious to say the least.

On the other hand, both Militao and Alderweireld are both available within United's budget and could be the subject on bids in the coming weeks.

Nevertheless, regardless of who United target, it's been made clear that Solskjaer will have a say in the dealings at Old Trafford.

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"I've seen more or less every game from Norway, when I've had time from the other job. But to get to know the players and think 'what can I improve them on' - that's my job," he explained to the press.

"The club have got their recruitment and scouting, so I'm sure they've got their targets. But I've not sat down and talked about that, because my job is to get these players enjoying football."

Who do you think United should sign in January? Have your say in the comments section below.

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