Man United accept defeat in Jadon Sancho pursuit: report

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I’d argue that Manchester United haven’t solved their right-wing problem since losing Cristiano Ronaldo a decade ago. Nani probably came closest to doing so, but even he was consistently inconsistent.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemingly had plans to fix that problem during this window, eyeing a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.

All went pretty quiet on that front, but now Forbes have given us an update – and it’s a negative one… Sam Pilger writes that the Red Devils have come to accept that it’s ‘highly unlikely’ a deal for the mega-talented 19-year-old will go through this summer…

United explored the possibility of signing Sancho, with a view to making a ‘significant bid’, although they quickly learned that Dortmund had no interest in selling.

In fact, the player himself was considering a super-quick return to Manchester, but United’s end to the season made the teenager have second thoughts – as the player decided it’d probably be better to stay with the Bundesliga club for at least another season.

Sancho oozes class. This boy gets bums on seats and no doubt the Glazers and Edward Woodward would love him purely because of that. However, he wouldn’t be cheap and why should he ditch the club who gave him an opportunity to play first-team football with regularity at the first opportunity? I’d get it if he were moving to United of ten years ago, but we’re in a completely different situation now and even youngsters are thinking twice about heading to Old Trafford.

Who knows, perhaps next summer things can be different if we finish in the top four, but obviously that’s easier said than done…

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