​​Manchester United missed out on the chance to sign a midfielder in the ​summer transfer window but might move to sign one in the January window.

United were interested in the likes of ​Sean Longstaff and ​Bruno Fernandes in the summer and as reported by the ​Manchester Evening News, they decided to move their plans to sign a midfielder to January.

The report goes on to reveal that Solskjaer and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward met earlier this month to discuss prospective targets for next year, having also ended the summer failing to replace Romelu Lukaku, who left for Inter Milan.

United obtained £73m from ​Inter Milan f​or Lukaku and thus finished their transfer window with a net spend of £60.4m.

At the moment, Solskjaer's midfield is a very tricky question that he might not have the answer to as of yet. Andreas Pereira hasn't proved much, Nemanja Matic and Fred have been disappointed by their exclusion from the United team whereas Paul Pogba has been injured recently.

Solskjaer is said to have spoken to ​Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen in the final week of the summer transfer window but learnt that the Danish midfielder has his heart set on a move to Spain, but eventually he decided to stay back in North London.

For now, United remain linked with ​Leicester City star ​James Maddison and ​Borussia Dortmund's ​Jadon Sancho.