Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been convinced by the club’s hierarchy that he will be given more windows to complete his ambitious overhaul of the squad he inherited, which will include a renewed interest in Jadon Sancho at the end of the season, according to The Evening Standard.
The England international star was ‘nailed on’ to make the switch to Old Trafford this summer until the Red Devils failed to qualify for the Champions League, according to David Ornstein.
Solskjaer initially wanted one attacker to replace the outgoing ones, however, was happy to let Romelu Lukaku and, potentially, Alexis Sanchez leave without replacements.
Manchester United remain light in attack for this season after Lukaku left for Internazionale for £74m and it has emerged in the last week that Sanchez could also join the Belgian in Milan on a season-long loan deal.
That leaves Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard as the only senior attackers at the club this season. Lingard has shown his weaknesses over the course of 2019, scoring no goals and providing not a single assist (via 90min).
Meanwhile, Martial and Rashford have shown some cause for excitement with their starts to the season, scoring two goals apiece in the Premier League so far. However, they are just two young players, and if either of them got injured it would leave the Red Devils extremely light in attack.
Moving forward, a move for Sancho should be a no-brainer. The England international has lit up Signal Iduna Park since moving there last summer. In his debut campaign, the 19-year-old scored 13 goals and assisted a further 19 in all competitions. He’s carried his form into the new campaign, scoring and assisting six goals in just four games in all competitions (via Transfermarkt).
However, it is his all-round attacking attributes which made his value jump 800% in three months. In the Bundesliga last season, Sancho averaged 3.3 dribbles per game, more than any other Manchester United player managed in the Premier League.
The frightening thing about the winger is that he is only 19-years-old, and is already performing better than any other Manchester United attacker, going off the stats above. With that in mind, he is a player that the club should definitely splash the cash on.
Indeed, even aside from the on-pitch performance, the former Manchester City youngster does fit the profile of an exciting, young and homegrown player the Red Devils seemed to prioritise this summer with the likes of Dan James, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka brought on board.
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