Man Utd need '4 or 5' games to catch up - Ole

3:13 PM ETRob DawsonCorrespondent

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer trusts Manchester United may require five games to find a good pace.

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The Norwegian watched United slip to a 3-1 thrashing to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday as they got their mission off to the most exceedingly awful conceivable beginning. Also, after a short preseason, Solskjaer, who takes his group to Championship side Luton in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, says it could take a long time for his players to recover their match wellness.

“We need four or five games to get up to the standard we know we’re capable of,” said Solskjaer. “We haven’t had an opportunity to get those games in and we have to make sure, in these games, we get the minutes and make the players ready to start competing in the league again.”

Joined had the option to play only one warm-up game against Aston Villa before confronting Crystal Palace. Subsequent to making a trip to Luton, they face a precarious run of installations including games against Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton before the center of November.




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Solskjaer has no new wounds stresses for the excursion to Luton, however is set to make changes including giving a previously United beginning to goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who got back to the club from his advance spell at Sheffield United in the mid year.

In the interim, sources have revealed to ESPN that United are pushing ahead with exchanges with FC Porto for Brazilian left-back Alex Telles. Solskjaer has been given support over a move for the 27- year-old, who has additionally had spells at Galatasaray and Internazionale, albeit a charge has not yet been concurred with the Portuguese side, who need near £18.5 million. Joined are cheerful of making at any rate one new marking before the Oct. 5 cutoff time.

AS Roma have connected about marking Chris Smalling forever yet have so far neglected to meet United’s soliciting cost from around £20m. The 30- year-old delighted in a great advance spell at Roma last season and regardless of getting back to Carrington over the late spring, was kept separate from the United crew for the annihilation to Palace.