Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'forced to change Man Utd transfer plans with Jesse Lingard looking to quit and Ighalo loan ending'

MANCHESTER UNITED could be forced into changing their January transfer plans according to reports due to both Jesse Lingard and Odion Ighalo potentially leaving the club.

The Daily Star claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was hoping to continue his search for a new centre-back and right-sided attacker.

Both RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano and Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho have been touted as the Red Devils boss' top targets.

Yet the report adds that Solskjaer could now target cover elsewhere with at least two stars set to leave next month.

Lingard is once again being tipped for the Old Trafford exit door having been linked with a move to Spurs in the summer.

The 28-year-old's United contract runs out at the end of the season, with the club potentially set to cash in by selling him in January.

Lingard has not played a minute in the Premier League this campaign and has instead had just two outings in the EFL Cup.

Real Sociedad are among the clubs interested in the England international with West Ham and Crystal Palace also thought to be keen.

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Meanwhile, Solskjaer may also be left short with his striking options as Ighalo enters the final weeks of his loan deal.

The Nigerian's stint back in the Premier League is set to end on January 31 ahead of his return to parent club Shanghai Shenhua in China.

Ighalo has shown glimpses of quality during his limited time in the United team since arriving at the start of the year.

He scored in each of his first four starts with five goals spread across the Europa League and FA Cup.

And although Ighalo has since been relegated to the fringes of United's squad this season, his absence will still leave Solskjaer short.

Anthony Martial has really struggled for form this term and is yet to register a league goal in seven appearances for United.

And Edinson Cavani, 33, is still yet to enjoy a consistent run of games since his debut for the Reds and has missed the last two matches through injury.

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