October 22, 2021


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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer personally intervenes over Jadon Sancho deal

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told the club’s top brass to drop interest in all Jadon.

Sancho alternatives and focus on the Borussia Dortmund star, reports say. The England international is the Norweigan’s priority target for this summer.

And he’ll be hoping it’s fourth time lucky when it comes to the club bringing in the 21-year-old.

Jose Mourinho first tried to bring the forward to the club back in the summer transfer window of 2017, only to end up missing out.

And United have attempted to land Sancho twice in the time since, in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

Now, four years on from their first attempt, the Red Devils are hoping to finally succeed on the transfer front by securing his signature.

And, if that happens, they’ll boast one of the most formidable attacks on the planet.

Sancho will likely play with Marcus Rashford on the opposite flank and Bruno Fernandes down the middle, with the likes of Amad and Mason Greenwood then used from the bench.

And, up top, would be Edinson Cavani – who extended his stay with the club earlier in the campaign having previously been on the radar of Boca Juniors.

United legend Gary Neville thinks Sancho won’t necessarily be needed, however, if Solskjaer sees Greenwood as a right winger for the long term.

If you look at Dias, Van Dijk, Harry Maguire they’re kingpins in the centre of defence but they all have good partners as well, and I think United need another one in there.”

He then added: “Up front is an issue.

“Over the last few years, we’ve never had a fixed right-winger, I think left’s okay with Marcus Rashford. You could argue is Mason Greenwood a right-winger?

“That’s the question is he a right winger or is he a centre forward? If he’s a centre-forward in the long term, Manchester United need a right-winger.

“If Mason Greenwood is a right-winger, they need a centre-forward.”

Speaking earlier this month, meanwhile, United owner Joel Glazer vowed to back Solskjaer on the transfer front and turn the club into a major force again.

“Our goal is to win every competition we compete in, and we will continue to invest in our Academy and in the transfer market to support the manager in an effort to meet the club’s goals,” he said.

“As a club we have devoted a lot of time and resources over the last several years updating and further developing our vast global scouting network to adapt to the modern football environment.

“This is a project that should provide a foundation for long-term success in the years to come.

“In addition, as you all know, we have also been focused on growing and developing our women’s team in line with the traditions and values of the club, and we are committed to continuing that process.”