​Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that his squad is "stretched" and that they need to make quality signings in the January transfer window in order to boost his team after they were soundly beaten by ​Burnley 2-0 in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Goals from Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez were enough for Burnley to register their first win at Old Trafford in 58 years despite their opponents hogging over 70 percent of posession throughout the game.

United are struggling when it comes to squad depth following injuries to key players in Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford, with the Norwegian confirming that the club need to dip their beaks in the window.

"I'm responsible for what is happening on the pitch, we're looking to strengthen, we need to strengthen. We know that. We took the decision to let some players go as we needed to start afresh with a clear sight on the target in front of us which is a certain type of player. We know we need to get quality in and numbers in," he said post the game.

"We are working to improve and get players in. Hopefully, we can get something over the line. These players are stretched, and I've got no complaints on any of them - they give everything they've got."

Despite the loss on the night, the Red Devils still find themselves placed fifth in the league table with 34 points from 24 games, six points behind fourth placed, ​Chelsea.