Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident every youngster keen to reach the top would consider signing for Manchester United at the moment in what would appear to be aimed at transfer target, Jadon Sancho.

United suffered a setback in January when teenage striker Erling Haaland opted for Borussia Dortmund over Old Trafford.

But since then, Solskjaer’s revamped side have gone on a 17-game unbeaten run with new signing Bruno Fernandes and academy prodigy Mason Greenwood earning rave reviews.

England winger Jadon Sancho and Birmingham City starlet Jude Bellingham have both been linked with moves to Old Trafford and Solskjaer doesn’t see a problem in recruiting the talent he wants.

‘I think Man United is attractive for any young player out there with ambition,’ said the manager ahead of Monday’s home game against Southampton.

‘Results are coming and performances are coming. When you are at Man United, you’ve got to attack quickly and have some youth players in there.’

Greenwood, 18, has scored four goals in this last three games and is quickly becoming the club’s new idol.

He fits in with the United tradition of giving their own youngsters a chance – spanning The Busby Babes to Marcus Rashford.

‘The longer you have the players in the club environment, the more loyal they will be,’ asserts Solskjaer, who played alongside Class of 92 graduates David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville.

‘They will trust you as coaching staff and management that we have their best interests and the club’s best interests at heart.

‘At Mason’s age, you have so much energy and no fear. You just want to go and play football. If we had a day off, he’d play football with his mates.’

On the possibility that the forward could suffer a hangover after his incredible breakthrough year, Solskjaer added: ‘I’m not worried about Mason next season. The club know what they’re doing when they’re educating players.

‘We’ve always given young players a chance, that’s in our DNA.’

United’s recent transformation has raised expectation for a title challenge next season. This year the priorities are to finish in the top four and they still have the FA Cup and Europa League to play for.

‘I’m not in a job to get excited,’ said Solskjaer. ‘I’m here to improve the team and try to mould the team in a way we as coaching staff and a management team believe that the club should be playing.’

The Norwegian is also pleased United’s form has cheered up legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson during lockdown.

‘He’s watching the games. He’s watching everything and there have been a couple of texts of course,’ said Solskjaer.

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