Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position at Manchester United feels more safe than ever before and the club are preparing to move forward with the next phase of his squad build.

Things are going well under Solskjaer, who has been tipped for the sack many times by fans on social media but has never actually been under genuine threat, such is the faith in the plan of Old Trafford bosses.

Yet now, with United second in the Premier League table and through to the Europa League last 16, the club can not stand still. They are aiming to allow him room to kick on.

The financial landscape is tricky but there are five key positions that need to be addressed over the coming months, while the club will also begin to talk about terms of an extended contract for the boss.

So, what are the areas of focus?

Well, they need to make a decision over David de Gea and Dean Henderson - who is going to be No.1 next season? They are searching for a new centre-back to play alongside Harry Maguire. They want a new right-back to challenge Aaron Wan-Bissaka. They need to find a solution for Paul Pogba, who still seems intent on leaving. And, of course, there is the Jadon Sancho saga, with a deal still possible if Borussia Dortmund are willing to drop their valuation.