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Major target: Harry Maguire
Major target: Harry Maguire

By Robert Jones

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful of adding more new arrivals before the start of the season.

United have signed Dan James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka for a combined £65m and there remains interest in Leicester defender Harry Maguire, Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes and Newcastle's Sean Longstaff.

"We're always looking to improve the squad and, all over the summer, I've been in touch with Joel (Glazer) and Ed (Woodward) and all the recruitment and analysis people," Solskjaer said.

"We are quite calm. We have been good in the market so far. We're still working on a case or two. There will probably be some more business done but I've got to say it's been very good so far. I've got the backing and we've got the people we wanted."

Yesterday, Andreas Pereira signed a new four-year contract.

The Belgian-born Brazil midfielder is committed to the Old Trafford outfit until 2023, with the option of a further year.

The 23-year-old, who came through the United Academy, enjoyed a breakthrough 2018-19 campaign and has made 35 first-team appearances.

He said: "I have spent so long in Manchester that I now regard the city and the club as my home and I'm extremely happy to continue my career here. The manager has shown great faith in me and I can't wait to get the campaign started."

Solskjaer believes Pereira has the mentality to succeed at the club.

He said: "Andreas has become an important member of the squad. He knows what he has to do to continue his development here."

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