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Solskjaer quiet on United pair

January 13, 2014
By ESPN staff

Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remained coy when asked of his interest in Manchester United duo Wilfried Zaha and Fabio.

Wilfried Zaha Man Utd v Norwich
GettyImagesWilfried Zaha has been linked with a loan move this month.

The former United striker has already brought in midfielders Magnus Wolff Eikrem and Mats Moller Daehli from Heerenveen and former club Molde respectively, but is still hoping to add to his squad this month.

The Bluebirds have been linked with moves for Zaha and Fabio, with both struggling to gain regular first-team football. However, Solskjaer refused to state if there was any truth behind such speculation.

"I can't say anything on them [Zaha and Fabio] because they are players from Manchester United and I can't comment on players from other teams," Solskjaer told Sky Sports. "I am looking at strengthening my squad, but I can't say names.

"It is not about the number. I will work with the players I have here but if the right one comes up then I will do business like I have with Magnus and Mats."

Solskjaer was also keen to stress that he is not looking to replicate his former United side at Cardiff, after being linked the Red Devils duo.

"No, I'm creating a new Cardiff," he said. "We need our own identity, it's not about emulating or copying anyone else, we want to play football.

"I want to develop Cardiff into a team everyone can be proud of the way they play football -- that we can dominate games like we have done at home this season a few times.

"It's not about copying anyone else, but obviously I want players I can trust and can play the way I want to."

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