Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned supporters they should not expect a major summer spending spree due to the budget constraints of the pandemic.
will have money to spend in the summer to help close the gap withManchester City
. But the club's latest financial statements, due to be released on Thursday, are likely to show a significant impact caused by the pandemic and Solskjaer says the restraints on spending may lead to another transfer window of cautious spending.
The United boss said
: “[The pandemic] is definitely affecting everyone in football. Of course the lack of income, the finances has affected everyone.
“We have to be realistic and responsible in the way we do our business both on and off the pitch. There are improvements on the training ground, stadium - we have to look at the whole picture.
"Where can we spend the money? And how much is there? It’s just the real world now. It has changed.”
Pushed on whether the financial situation would affect his rebuilding plans, he replied
: “You can look at it different ways [with a] rebuild. We also have players in the academy that we now can maybe give opportunities.
"All clubs in the world are going through the same situation so it’s no different for other clubs than for us. I think there’s just going to be less and less transfers happening in the world of football with all these changes.”