Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made five signings since Manchester United appointed him as their permanent manager and it’s fair to say all five players have done well in their debut season.

The Red Devils manager has also been instrumental in reshaping the squad by allowing a handful of players to move elsewhere.

United registered a 2-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday, a result with has helped them stay in the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League. They are fifth in the table, three points behind fourth placed Chelsea.

Speaking to TV2 in Norway, Solskjaer gave an insight on his club’s preparations for the summer window.

“Player transfers are very systematic. It takes many hours and there are many staff and many hours of analysis of players who make it to the list that is presented to me,” he explained.

“And then I pay attention to the footballer myself, so I have wishes for myself. But I have left a mark of the type of footballer I want and what type of person I want in the club.

“We have been working for a long time already, analysing our team and what we can get in the market. We try to work a couple of transfer windows ahead.

“We can’t just react in May with ‘now we have to do something’. But then suddenly there are players who become possible to sign, so you still need to be clear that something has to happen quickly.”

Though the manager discussed Manchester United’s approach for the summer, he didn’t reveal how many new faces the club will look to bring after this season.

Solskjaer was also asked if Paul Pogba will be at United next season, and replied: “So much is being said and written about Paul, so all such discussions will be taken behind the club’s walls.”

The Frenchman’s situation will need to be resolved, either way, before final summer plans can be set.