The United boss has been linked with transfer moves for a host of stars including Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Atletico Madrid’s Saul.

After four defeats in five matches, the feel good factor of Solskjaer’s confirmation as permanent boss is officially over.

And with speculation mounting about several United stars facing the axe this summer, Solskjaer admitted he needs to make some ruthless decisions.

‘I’m under no illusions that this is not going to be plain sailing,’ Solskjaer said.

‘It’s going to be hard, as I said before it’s survival of the fittest and also survival of the best and that’s how ruthless we have to be.