Should Manchester United target Jadon Sancho in January?


The 19-year-old has been earning interest from big clubs across Europe since he broke into the Borussia Dortmund first team last season. But after seeing how the youngster has managed to successfully perform with his other Englishmen as well as some of the top players in Europe, Manchester United are now the standout club trying to gain Jadon Sancho’s signature.

Of course, there are better players than Jadon Sancho. However, with the Englishman being so young it is fair to say that he is on an upward trajectory. Only time will tell if Jadon Sancho will continue to improve at his current rate but at the moment you couldn’t bet against him.

He has proven Manchester City and Pep Guardiola wrong as he has been the biggest breakthrough star this season. If they ever want him back we could see another Paul Pogba situation unfold. There is no doubt if he does move that it will be for big money. Moving to Germany also shows us that he is comfortable playing abroad meaning that he is more than capable of quickly adapting to a new play style.

Whether Jadon Sancho is interested in coming back to England so soon is a different question. But when he does, would it be to move to Manchester United? Well considering the fact that Man City did not put any faith in him whatsoever, you can see why a move to the red side of Manchester could seem very appealing.

As for how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could incorporate Sancho into his team, it would be tough. Not because Sancho does not suit their style of play but because of the number of attackers already at the club. It is looking like a certainty that Marcus Rashford is at United for the long term and no doubt he will be competing with Anthony Martial more than anyone else. That would leave Jadon Sancho, Jesse Lingard and Daniel James fighting for the wide positions.

With evidence that Alexis Sanchez is likely going to complete a loan move to Inter Milan, that would leave the famous number seven at United up for grabs. And with the recent sale of Romelu Lukaku, United have certainly got the ability to dive a little deeper into their pockets.

But is Sancho the man to make the difference? If Solskjaer is of the opinion that the squad simply needs greater quality in-depth, then Sancho would be a remarkable young talent to bring to the club. But, if the United boss thinks that a big figure is needed in the dressing room to help lead the team, he may well consider bringing Zlatan Ibrahimović back to the club.

It all depends on what Ole’s priorities are. But given the slow start to the season, it seems like Man Utd will be starved of some individual magic by January.