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Man Utd set their sights on former Man City youngster

Achieving Champions League football might not be such a long shot of Man Utd sign this £100million youngster in January...

Manchester United went from having one of the worst defences in the top half of the league, to have one of the best defences in Europe after the Summer transfer window. In January, Solskjaer has to bolster his midfield and attack with rumours of Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez seeking departures from the club…

Rumours of Man Utd’s interest in Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho circulated during the transfer window. The young English winger’s asking price is over £100million.

Sancho recently signed a £190,000 per week contract with the German side. This will allow his current side to be in a strong position during the inevitable transfer negotiations, that will ensure from the top European clubs over the coming twelve months. He was part of Man City’s youth set up before Dortmund swooped in and stole him for around £7million.

The Sun reported that with the £75million for Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan will be reinvested into the club. And will attempt to sign Jadon Sancho in January in order to help the sign gain Champions League football.

Bringing in a 19-year-old to help the country’s biggest club gain top four would often be dismissed as ridiculous. However, Sancho has proved to be one of the most exciting talents in world football…

Why does Man Utd want Jadon Sancho?

Man Utd is in desperate need of a right-winger. Their current set-up almost looks as though they have abandoned that area of the pitch. Requiring Aaron Wan-Bissaka to rush forward, added one more to the many responsibilities he already has.

Last season in the German Bundesliga, Sancho produced 12 goals and 17 assists in 34 appearances and averaged 2 key passes per game. This brought the youngster into the spotlight, resulting in stepping up for England.

Man Utd’s first two games in the Premier League showed vast improvements from last season. But the Reds are lacking creativity and intelligence in the final third, having only Juan Mata and Paul Pogba who fit the bill. Mata, who is too slow to impact a pressing side, and Pogba who doesn’t want to be there anymore.

Could Man Utd have their first English number 7 since Michael Owen come January? If they do, Champions League football may not be such a long shot for the side.

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