Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United have to focus on realistic and responsible business as they target improvements to their squad during the coronavirus pandemic.
Next Monday marks a year to the day since Old Trafford last welcomed fans, with a full house roaring the hosts to a 2-0 derby victory against rivals Manchester City.
United have not beaten a traditional “big six” rival in the Premier League since and Solskjaer’s second-placed side are already 15 points behind City with just 12 matches remaining.
The Norwegian knows there remains work to do if they are to bring success back to the club but Covid-19 has changed the landscape.
“We have to be realistic, we have to be responsible in the way we do our business both on and off the pitch,” he said.
“There’s improvements on the training ground, stadium. We just 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.