According to BBC Sport’s Simon Stone, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confidently downplayed his transfer talk with Bournemouth star Nathan Ake in today’s pre-match press conference.
The Red Devils were phenomenal in the final third in their 5-2 win against the relegation-threatened Cherries, but after the match Solskjaer produced quite the eye-catching moment…
The United boss appeared to tell the Dutch defender ‘We need a left-footed centre-back, keep going” when the duo had a chat at full-time, Solskjaer has now acted all innocent with his response.
OGS on those Nathan Ake comments. "I have seven centre-backs. I don’t know where that came from. We are fine."
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) July 8, 2020
Here’s how some Manchester United fans have reacted to Solskjaer’s hilarious ‘I don’t know where that came from’ excuse:
Lol ??? nah we heard you clearly, ole’s the king of the presser
— 2nde (@__2nde) July 8, 2020
It came from tou mate….we literally have it on camera???
— ! (@UtdWis) July 8, 2020
Where did it come from, gaffer?!
Your mouth! On camera!! ?
— M7* ???????? (@maverick99sback) July 8, 2020
from his own mouth is where it came from
— peter alam (@peteralam11) July 8, 2020
Not buying it, we all heard him saying it.
— Daniel (@DanMUFC31) July 8, 2020
— Muhammad (@mmotala24) July 8, 2020
Left-footed centre-backs are certainly hard to come by so we’d expect there to be quite the interest in Ake – especially if Eddie Howe’s side are relegated.
The 25-year-old has developed into a quality defender over the last couple of years, he’d be a fine fit for a side like United who could do with a more reliable defensive partner for leader Harry Maguire.
Hopefully BT Sport stick with the pitch-side microphones for future games, their coverage of United’s exciting encounter with Bournemouth provided some real gems.