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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hinted he may not buy a new centre-back to partner Harry Maguire amid rumours he could move for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.

United looked fragile at the back during their 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on the opening day of the season.

It was thought the Red Devils were looking at strengthening their back line with a move for Upamecano.

Porto left-back Alex Telles has also been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford to provide competition for Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams.

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But Solskjaer claims Eric Bailly’s return to fitness means he is happy with his defence.

“I think last season proved to us how we can defend at our best,” Solskjaer said when asked if he was trying to sign a new centre-back.

“As I said, for now I am focused on Leipzig and I will continue to play for Leipzig. And then we’ll see.”

Meanwhile, Solskjaer kept his cards close to his chest regarding how he expects the rest of United’s transfer business to pan out.

“As I’ve said so many times, I’m very confident in my players and if and when something happens, with ins and outs, we’ll update you,” said Solskjaer.

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“In football you can’t predict too much, but for me we’re just working on getting better.

“My focus is solely on the game, I can’t be thinking any other way. Then we can talk again.

“We’re a week further down the line, it’s been a good week. Some players have been training well and the work has been good.

“We played well against Luton, we’re further down the line, like other teams, and we need to be further down the line, because last week was disappointing.

“We had a bad start last week, we want to kick on and play a better game.

“We played Brighton after the restart, we have good memories from that game, and hopefully we can show something like that.”

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