Manchester United close to signing £115m star


Manchester United's form since football restarted has been nothing short of sensational. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has overcome his woes and is beginning to make the Red Devils look like the team they were under Sir Alex Ferguson.

They're playing devastating free-flowing football and once again, they're a force to be reckoned with. 

Eight goals in their last two matches tell the story of a frontline who are getting better and better. Bruno Fernandes has made a colossal difference to their creative juices while Mason Greenwood is a young talent adapting as each game goes by.

Add Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to that, and you have a wonderful attacking line.

The fact it could get even better in the summer is rather frightening.

United have never been afraid to spend large sums of money but they could break the bank again this summer - that's if reports are to be believed. 


According to journalist Sam Pilger on Twitter, United are now 'moving closer' to signing Borussia Dortmund's teenage sensation, Jadon Sancho.

The winger has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for months and it now looks as though he could well return to Manchester in the summer.

Pilger doesn't mention a fee but it's been claimed in the past that Dortmund want a massive £115m for his services.

Personal terms, it appears, are not a problem for United and Sancho but whether they can agree on a fee remains to be seen.


GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

This would be a remarkable sign of ambition from Ed Woodward but one has to wonder whether they'd be correct in splashing over £100m in an area they arguably don't need to strengthen.

Sancho contributed to a colossal 40 goals this season, a tally that accounted for 20 strikes and 20 assists in all competitions.

You'll find those numbers difficult to be eclipsed in world football throughout the 2019/20 campaign but his addition would surely hinder the development of Greenwood.

There is no denying how good a signing Sancho would be, but the reality of the situation is that he could severely restrict the academy graduate's game time.


Greenwood has started on the right-hand side in each of his last four Premier League matches, an area of the pitch the Dortmund flanker thrives in.

Although the United teenager can play as a central striker too, Solskjaer would be a brave man to drop either Martial or Rashford.

United must weigh up the pros and cons sensibly.

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