Manchester United, who have reaped the benefits of young and talented players are ignoring somebody who has the potential to conquer the world.
Manchester United continued their upward surge of form since returning from lockdown with a thumping 5-2 win against 19th-placed Bournemouth. Mason Greenwood scored twice and was joined by Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford, who grabbed a goal apiece in what ended up being a walk in the park.
The win allows Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men in keeping the pressure on Chelsea and Leicester City, who are both ambitious about landing a European spot for next summer. Having said that, the Norwegian boss is also mapping out a transfer plan for next year as he believes an injection of better players is required to realistically compete for silverware in 2021, according to the Express.
Jadon Sancho continues being linked with a move to the Premier League and recent developments with Chelsea and Liverpool have suggested that the Red Devils are more likely than not to beat their title rivals to the marquee signing. Moreover, Solskjaer’s legendary status has helped in signings, particularly those of Harry Maguire and Bruno.
Borussia Dortmund have labelled their generational winger at 100 million pounds and have confirmed that no Covid-19 discounts would be tagged on the player. The Bundesliga giants have conceded to the fact that their association with Sancho won’t last for much longer but are determined in getting a lofty price for the 20-year-old.
Sancho is an incredible talent and probably the best player in the world in his age category. The former Manchester City product has touched the 20-mark in terms of assists as well as goals for the 2019/20 season, but the Red Devils must not spend a massive fee with Mason Greenwood dropping exquisite performances week in and week out.
Greenwood has scored 15 goals in all competitions and has formed a formidable partnership with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford. However, two things with regard to the 18-year-old need to be kept in mind. First, he still has a lot to finetune on and second, his attributes and playing time could take a huge hit if Sancho arrives at the Old Trafford.
While the universally wanted English superstar would definitely help United in bridging the gap towards the Premier League ambitions, the overall squad is still some distance away from realistically challenging for the title. Right now, Liverpool and Manchester City are way ahead and only Chelsea are possibly capable of challenging their credentials.
United would take more than just Sancho’s signing as their defence has been a tremendous let-down in recent months as well. Probably David de Gea and Maguire capturing their form is something Solskjaer should bank on, where Victor Lindelof should be benched in favour of another central defender that the club needs to sign, along with a left-back better than Luke Shaw.
Dortmund’s ace has been wanted by Manchester United, but he is certainly not their need of the hour and with other English suitors pulling out of his race, as well as Barcelona and Real Madrid putting their hunt for Sancho on hold, the move can comfortably wait for another year when his price reduces and the Red Devils strengthen other squad areas.