With all the reports of Jadon Sancho keen on becoming a Manchester United player, Gary Neville offered his insight into his case.
For Gary Neville, Jadon Sancho coming to Manchester United is quickly becoming the most obvious option for the young player. The Red Devils just confirmed Edinson Cavani signed a new contract with the club and that made a massive impact on Gary. He is convinced that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might opt for signing a winger instead of a striker, which leaves the Harry Kane option on hold.
Sancho’s possible arrival makes the transfer work easier for Man United’s sporting department because they can focus only on signing a player like Sancho. This makes a lot of sense as well from the academy players’ perspective because Solskjaer wants the youngster to keep growing. The development of players like Mason Greenwood or Marcus Rashford is paramount to Man United’s future. As a club that always relied on its products, going back to the roots is what could help them get back to the elite.
Neville picks Sancho over Kane.
This is what Gary Neville said about Sancho’s possible arrival on Sky Sports: “If you look at the policy over the last couple of years since Solskjaer has come in, I don’t think they will sign a striker now Cavani has signed. They have been desperate for Sancho but didn’t get him last summer and were criticized for that, but they could look incredibly smart if they could get him this summer at half the price, having waited 12 months. If Manchester United were to sign Harry Kane and Sancho, as an example, would Cavani play? Would Greenwood continue to emerge and have the growth? Where would it leave Rashford? Where does Pogba fit in if Ole wants to play two midfield players like he often has?
“Looking at it, I think Sancho comes in on the right, Greenwood could back him up on that side. Up front, United will have Cavani and Greenwood, who they want to play up front because he is outstanding. And then on the left you’ve got Rashford and Martial, with Pogba potentially there if not required in midfield. If United sign Kane or Erling Haaland, I don’t think that works given the way they have recruited over recent years and how they want young talent to emerge. Allowing young players to emerge, allowing Rashford to play and bringing in Sancho would be Manchester United’s business done.”