Manchester United has been a long term admirer of England international Jadon Sancho. They have made him their transfer priority this summer, though United haven’t been able to come to an agreement with Dortmund.
Former Manchester United player Wayne Rooney has now expressed his views on this matter. He wrote in his The Sunday Times column about who should be United’s No. 1 transfer target.
Rooney wrote: “Jadon Sancho is a top player, but I find it odd that he has been Manchester United’s transfer priority. Why consider paying close to £100 million for someone similar to talent you’ve got already? United have Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial and where would Sancho’s arrival leave Mason Greenwood, who plays in the same position and is of similar age?”
“I’d rather put that £100 million towards trying to get Harry Kane. Yes, getting Kane out of Tottenham would be difficult, maybe impossible, but United are a club who should always make an effort to sign the very best players and Kane is exactly what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs, as is Erling Haaland, who United missed out on last year — a genuine No 9.”
Manchester United have now almost signed former PSG player Edison Cavani on a free transfer. So there problem with a genuine No 9 is somewhat sorted atleast for now.
But what Rooney said in his column is a matter of concern. United already have Rashford who is a similar talent to Sancho. Mason Greenwood is also developing into a star but if United signs Sancho, Greenwood wouldn’t be getting chance in the first team regularly.
Rather than spending millions, United can, however, focus on developing Greenwood and meanwhile striking a deal for a few defenders, preferably a left-back and a centre-back. This would give solidity to their defence and give their midfielders and attackers more chance of controlling the game.
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