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Berbatov says Manchester United would have attack to rival Treble-winners if they sign Jadon Sancho

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Signing Jadon Sancho will give Manchester United a front four similar to their 1999 treble winners, according to Dimitar Berbatov. 

United are trying to seal a deal for the Borussia Dortmund forward, who has had another impressive season in the Bundesliga.

If the club are able to negotiate a price with the Germans, who are holding out for £108million fee, Sancho will join Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood in the attacking ranks. 

Dimitar Berbatov compared Manchester United's potential attack to the 1999 treble winners

Dimitar Berbatov compared Manchester United's potential attack to the 1999 treble winners

Dimitar Berbatov compared Manchester United’s potential attack to the 1999 treble winners

United are trying to agree a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund's £108million-rated Jadon Sancho

United are trying to agree a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund's £108million-rated Jadon Sancho

United are trying to agree a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund’s £108million-rated Jadon Sancho

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has experienced being part of an attack with competition for places

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has experienced being part of an attack with competition for places

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has experienced being part of an attack with competition for places 

Former United striker Berbatov believes signing the 20-year-old would give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a ‘luxury problem’ in terms of picking a starting XI.

The United boss experienced a similar situation during his playing days. The Norwegian was part of an attack that included Dwight Yorke, Andrew Cole and Teddy Sheringham, with Sir Alex Ferguson regularly rotating his two starting strikers.

‘Jadon Sancho would be an amazing signing for any team, United included,’ Berbatov told Betfair.

The United boss formed an attack with Teddy Sherringham, Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole

The United boss formed an attack with Teddy Sherringham, Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole

The United boss formed an attack with Teddy Sherringham, Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole

‘It becomes a luxury problem to have so many attacking options, but it brings hard decisions. Someone has to be benched, and Ole will have to deliver that news to someone.

‘Bear in mind, United had Ole, Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, and Teddy Sheringham – plenty of attacking options, and Ole will think he can manage this fine.’

The 39-year-old added that United’s current forward’s will use Sancho’s arrival as motivation, should the England international arrive at Old Trafford. 

He said: ‘Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are well established in world football, and Greenwood now deserves his chance to continue his progression, and I don’t want to see him stalled. 

‘Rashford will know Sancho better than most from playing for England, and they will welcome the competition, but the attacking players will have doubts in their mind now.

‘Then, they will also use it as motivation, they’ll want to earn their spots in the team. If they pay a record fee for Sancho, no one expects the guy to sit on the bench, so at least at the start Sancho will be higher up the pecking order. 

But reports from Germany claim Dortmund are set to offer Sancho a huge £3.5million pay rise if United fail to stump up the £108million asking price.

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