Following their Europa League elimination last night, Manchester United’s attention now turns to the summer transfer window ahead of the 2020/21 season.
One of the players who has been at the forefront of the transfer rumour mill is Jadon Sancho. The English winger currently plays for Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund and has won plenty of plaudits for his performances.
Following United’s European elimination by Sevilla, club legend Paul Scholes discussed the possible signing of Sancho. Speaking on BT Sport, via RedRants, the 45-year-old said: “We talk about quality, we talk about spending money on a centre forward and wide players.
“We talk about hundreds of millions these days to get these players, but these are the players that win you trophies. These are the ones that win you medals.”
“If they want to win trophies, they’ve got to start spending the money. They created chances tonight but if you think of Sancho in that team tonight I think United are scoring.”
It is hard to disagree with Scholes here and this is supported by Sancho’s statistics at Dortmund. The Englishman has made 99 appearances for their first team, registering 77 goal contributions as he has scored 34 goals and supplied 43 assists, per Transfermarkt.
His match statistics highlight that he could be the player to help give United an added spark as he averaged 1.8 shots, 2.1 key passes and 2.5 successful dribbles a game last season, per WhoScored. For someone who can create so many opportunities in a match, Sancho could well have been the ideal player to take some of the chances that United spurned last night, when they had 20 shots to Sevilla’s nine, per BBC Sport.
United are getting closer to battling at the top, their third-places finish a notable improvement on last year, but if they want to be back at the summit of the Premier League, they need world-class players such as Sancho to come in and help push them over the line rather than falling narrowly short.
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