United’s summer transfer pursuits were heavily critiqued as the much-anticipated culling and squad overhaul didn’t occur.
Only three signings were made by the club and despite the fact that all three shone on their debuts, many supporters of the Old Trafford outfit still felt that a side of United’s stature ought to have spent more in order to pose a real challenge for silverware.
However, it does appear that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a long-term plan at United and he certainly seems to have the confidence of the board to back him up.
As of such, one of their alleged future pursuits will certainly strike hope into the hearts of fans.
According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United are confident of landing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund in the near future. The Red Devils have allegedly laid down much of the groundwork that will aid them in securing a deal.
The report adds that Dortmund have accepted the fact that they won’t be able to hang on to the impressive 19-year-old for long and have started looking for his replacement.
They would have lost him this summer itself had they not persisted as the teenager was reportedly amongst Solskjaer’s top targets at the start of the window.
However, United won’t have an easy path to his signature as Man City are also believed to be eager on retaining his services.
The Sky Blues appear to have embedded a clause in Sancho’s contract when he departed them in 2017 which stipulates that the German giants are supposed to sound them out about any future transfer inquiries for the forward.
This is likely to give the Premier League giants an opportunity to put forth a counter-bid.
Supporters were certainly left disappointed when a bidding war didn’t emerge between the Mancunian giants for the starlet this summer but by the looks of it, they may not have to wait for too long.