Manchester United transfer news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer responds to Raul Jimenez speculation

The Mexican striker impressed the United boss during the goalless draw in the third round of the FA Cup

Jack Rathborn
Sunday 05 January 2020 10:13
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded to speculation linking Wolves striker Raul Jimenez with a move to Manchester United following the two sides’s goalless draw in the FA Cup third round.

The Mexican has been an important part of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side since moving to Molineux in 2018, scoring 34 goals in all competitions.

His success has seen him linked with a move to Old Trafford and Solskjaer admits he was impressed with his performance against his side.

“Another good player being linked with us,” Solskjaer said following the draw.

“He came on and did really well. Loads of players are being linked with us. I can’t comment on speculation.”

While Wolves boss Nuno appeared surprised when quizzed on Jimenez’s future, but conceded “anything could happen”.

“It’s the first time I heard it,” said Santo. “Ole didn’t mention anything about that.

“The transfer window is open. When it is open anything can happen.

“As managers we have to be ready because anything can happen. We are very happy with Raul.”

Amid a crowded schedule, the replay with Wolves now means United do not have a midweek free in January, but Solskjaer dismissed concerns of fatigue.

Wolverhampton’s Raul Jimenez celebrates scoring

“We do have enough games and we will probably play Wolves in the Europa League soon, but that’s what we’re in it for,” the United boss said.

“I would rather have a replay than go out. When I played we drew Burton away and they got us at Old Trafford, we beat them 5-0 but it’s great days out for them as well.

“It’s not just about the top teams having too many games. It’s about the draw and romance. We had nine games in 29 or 30 days in December so we might as well carry on. It’s the schedule we are in and have to accept it. I am full of praise for the players and how they cope with it.”

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