United boss Solskjaer issued a statement of intent this week after he splashed out £15m on Championship side Swansea’s Daniel James, handing him a five-year contract.
The Welshman has played just one full season of senior football, enjoying a breakout year as Swansea performed below expectations to finish 10th in the second tier last term.
However, transfer chief Ed Woodward has made no secret of the fact that he is willing to invest in youth this summer to rebuild the United squad from the ground up.
But it seems Red Devils supporters are unsure about the £25m target the club are being linked with next.
Another relatively unproven star, it is thought that Woodward is willing to spend a fairly big chunk of United’s transfer budget on Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff.
The 21-year-old made 11 successive starts for Rafa Benitez’s side last season, but had his first year in the Toon first team cut abruptly short after he damaged his knee ligaments in early March.
Longstaff is being tipped for big things in his career, having heavily impressed in his short spell in Newcastle’s starting XI.
And United clearly feel he has the potential to become a key player for them in the future, as they weigh up a fairly hefty £25m bid.
“Man United are a joke”
One unhappy fan
However, it doesn’t look like the Old Trafford faithful have the same amount of faith in the young Geordie.
Taking to Twitter, several voiced their concerns about the signing.
One wrote: “Imagine if United signed Longstaff and Maguire? They’d still be s**t.”
“Longstaff to Man United has Carrick’s grubby fingers all over it,” added another.
A third tweeted: “Man United are a joke, Sean Longstaff, Ferguson are you there.”
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saying the other day that ‘Manchester Uenited are getting calls from top players’ agents’ is all papering over the cracks. In reality, Hazard is getting unveiled at Madrid in the same week Sean Longstaff is getting linked with Man United. Worrying,” voiced another United fan.
A move for Longstaff will be less than straight forward for United, with Newcastle currently undergoing negotiations about the ownership of the club.
Billionaire Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan wants to buy the club from Mike Ashley, who has made no secret that he wants out at St James’s Park.