There is no imminent sign of a return to normality never mind football, but once it does return, Manchester United will be ready to make transfer moves in the summer.
United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been using the time to narrow down United’s summer transfer targets with Jadon Sancho, Jude Bellingham, James Maddison and Jack Grealish among the names swirling around the rumour mill.
“Football is going to get back to normality at one point, and it’s very important we’re ready when that happens,” the United manager said.
“We want to be the best at everything, and of course now is a chance to spend more time, you discuss players, discuss plans.
“We’ve evaluated what we need, of course with the coaching staff we’ve looked at games, evaluated games, discussing on video calls like this.”
Asked about the possibility of clubs being desperate for money and their willingness to listen to offers, Solskjaer added, “There might be just a situation there where you can exploit, and I know that we at Man United we are one of the biggest, and the biggest, financially well-off.
Commenting on United stars Paul Pogba (ankle) and Marcus Rashford (back), using the break to recover from injuries, Solskjaer said, “Paul and Marcus have been out, now we’ve still got games left, and I think everyone in the league will start more or less on the same level,”
“Maybe they’ve got more motivation to keep going now, as they can see when they’re back they may be on the same level or even a better level physically.
“In a way, they have got an opportunity here to play a bigger part in this season than they had hoped.
“And they are big players for us, some of the most important players”
Now, the football world waits to see when and if the season will resume.