Date published: Saturday 8th August 2020 7:10
Man Utd have been told of a problem Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will face if Jadon Sancho signs, while a transfer expert has revealed the player is already in close contact with his would-be new teammates.
The club’s attacking options have swelled in 2020 with the arrival of Bruno Fernandes and emergence of Mason Greenwood.
Should Sancho join, Man Utd would boast one of the most exciting attacking talent pools in European football.
Dortmund, however, will not lose their star winger without a fight.
The latest report revealed the German club’s plan to block Sancho’s exit. Man Utd, however, are still said to be confident of pushing the deal through given time.
Should Sancho sign, one problem could arise from what would be their position of strength.
Ex-Utd forward Dimitar Berbatov believes Solskjaer will be faced with a squad selection dilemma. And one unintended consequence could be the hampering of Greenwood’s development.
“It becomes a luxury problem to have so many attacking options, but it brings hard decisions.
“Someone has to be benched, and Ole will have to deliver that news to someone.
“Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are well established in world football, and Greenwood now deserves his chance to continue his progression, and I don’t want to see him stalled.”
Sancho already in close contact with Man Utd squad?
Despite Dortmund’s stubborn stance, transfer expert Ian McGarry believes Utd are well placed to pull off the blockbuster deal.
“They don’t believe they’re going to be gazumped by another club because no other club has expressed the same level of interest.
“They’re also very confident the player wants to come to Old Trafford.
Sancho has been on England duty with current Man Utd pros like Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire.
McGarry hinted that he may even have already been admitted to a WhatsApp group with his would-be teammates.
“He has been in constant touch with England international colleagues who currently play for Manchester United and is in daily contact with them.
“It’s even believed he’s on a WhatsApp group with some of the Manchester United players as well.
“Therefore, United are very comfortable with their position, they believe that Dortmund will come around to the (payment) structure that they’ve suggested.”