October 22, 2021


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Manchester United have plan for Mason Greenwood once Jadon Sancho transfer is sealed

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer privately believes Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood can shine in the same side, reports say. The Red Devils are determined to bolster their ranks in this summer’s transfer window. And the Borussia Dortmund star, yet again, spearheads their wishlist.

The first was in 2017, back when the forward was strutting his stuff at Manchester City, only for the Red Devils to miss out to Borussia Dortmund instead.

United enquired about a deal for Sancho two years later but, that time, their failure to qualify for the Champions League didn’t work in their favour.

And, just last year, the Red Devils huffed and puffed all summer long before deciding to swoop for Edinson Cavani instead.

Now, United are determined to get a deal for Sancho over the line at long last.

Some, however, fear that the arrival of the 21-year-old will impact Mason Greenwood’s chances of regularly playing in Solskjaer’s side.

But the Mirror claim Solskjaer is relaxed over the situation and believes both Sancho and Greenwood are capable of playing in the same team.

Should United conclude the signing of the Dortmund star, as expected, then it’s feasible he’ll play on the right wing with Greenwood rotating with Edinson Cavani when it comes to the No 9 position.

On the left wing, the Red Devils would then have Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Daniel James all fighting it out for a starting berth.

And, when it comes to the playmaker positions, Bruno Fernandes and Donny van de Beek are likely to compete with one another to earn Solskjaer’s trust.

Meanwhile, Sancho is yet to feature for England at Euro 2020.

And Gareth Southgate has now explained his decision to leave the 21-year-old sitting in the stands, saying: “We’ve got some explosive options and a lot of them are young players and experiencing a big tournament for the first time.

“So as a coaching staff we are realistic about our expectations of them as individuals.

“Jadon is in that mix. He’s trained well the last few days and of course we have got those options and those decisions to make.”

Regarding transfers, United co-owner Joel Glazer recently vowed to give Solskjaer the backing he needs in order for the club to close the gap on their rivals home and abroad.

We think that Manchester United is a very well run club, and we think clubs throughout football could take a look at us, and there’s a lot of good to be seen when it comes to some of these things that are controversial,” Glazer said.

“We’re able to spend with the top clubs throughout Europe, whether it’s wages or transfer fees, we’ve been able to keep our ticket prices low, we’ve not increased them in over 10 years.

“We’re able to pay a dividend but it’s a modest proportion of our five to six hundred million pounds of revenue; it’s less than three percent of that.

“We have debt, but a lot of other clubs do have debt as well. We pay a very low interest rate, mostly fixed interest debt. So, if interest rates went up it would not affect us,

but we had made progress in reducing our debt over the last several years. The net debt was meaningfully reduced a couple years ago.