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Signing Jadon Sancho as a right winger would make a lot of sense if we didn’t have any options on the right. However, we do have one option there – Tahith Chong! They’re almost the same age and though he hasn’t had an explosive start like Sancho did, he shows great promise. In this case, we’d ideally sign a more experienced right winger and alternate him with Chong so that he is eased into the game.
After all, Jadon Sancho was also a promising player in City’s academy and all he wanted was a chance. Dortmund gave him that opportunity and he is setting Dortmund alight now. Chong can be that player and under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is sure to give him that chance.
While the saying is that if you’re good enough, you’re old enough, somethings only come with experience. We can not have an 18 year old on our flanks with another 18 year old as his backup. Dortmund have a an extremely young squad and it is showing over the course of the season. They have been knocked out of the Champions League by Spurs, and their lead at the top of the table is quickly reducing. Manchester United through its history has been vastly known not just for its academy but also its balance. For every Wayne Rooney, there was a Van Nistelrooy, for every Paul Scholes there was a Roy Keane. Every youngster needs a player to look up to and learn from in training. Sancho will have no such person at Manchester United at the moment.
So, that was my take on the Jadon Sancho rumours to United. Every coin has a flip side and so does this potential transfer. If Solskjaer becomes the permanent manager, which seems extremely likely now, it will be interesting to see how he handles his first summer transfer window. Whatever his wish-list is, the Glazers need to back him and a repeat of the Mourinho situation will be grave incompetence on the part of our board. So that is all for this time. What are your thoughts on the Jadon Sancho transfer rumours?