Manchester United will change their transfer strategy if they can’t sign Jadon Sancho this summer.
Sancho remains United’s top target but the Red Devils are having difficulties dealing with Borussia Dortmund’s demands.
If they can’t get what they want, Castles claims Solskjaer will look to strengthen the defence.
Speaking to The Transfer Window podcast, the transfer expert revealed Man United are interested in Monaco left-back Fodé Ballo-Touré.
It is understood that the Red Devils want to sign a full-back who will be backup for Luke Shaw. Brandon Williams will then be moved to cover for Aaron Wan-Bissaka on the right flank.
The 23-year-old played 21 games in Ligue 1 last term, making 1.7 tackles per game, averaging 1.1 interceptions, and completing 1.7 clearances on average, although he failed to register a single goal or assist via WhoScored.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, loads of United fans slammed “another Mendy” on social media in reference to Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy, who also came from Ligue 1 but has been criticised for his own lapses in concentration, a trait he seemingly shares with Ballo-Toure.
Meanwhile another added “respect Ethan Laird,” – the academy graduate has impressed with the reserves this season but could find his chances limited if the club sign Ballo-Toure as well.
Scroll through some of the scathing reactions so far…
I know we (MUFC) have interest in almost every player! But buying them is the issue
— The Famous Man Utd Fan❁ (@MosesCollynce) August 13, 2020
Respect Ethan laird.
— Farzanah (@MissF_mufc1) August 13, 2020
No, I want Nuno Mendes
— Ed (@UtdEd_) August 13, 2020
— Brunooooooo (@Utdpole) August 13, 2020
Another Mendy… I’ll pass. Rubbish and injury prone, get Nuno Mendes instead.
— Mohawk Watch (@mohawkwatch) August 14, 2020
We go from *interest* to *keen interest* to *not sign-in*
— Knight Najez⚡ (@NajezUTD) August 13, 2020
nothing is special about him, 0 assists / 0 goals
— ALI (@Ali7NYC) August 13, 2020
Isn’t Alex Telles 10X better than this guy?
— EU Anthony (@EUAnthony3) August 13, 2020
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