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Dimitar Berbatov names problem with Manchester United signing Jadon Sancho

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Dimitar Berbatov that the signing of Jadon Sancho could give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a selection dilemma at Manchester United.

Borussia Dortmund winger Sancho is United’s top transfer target this summer as Solskjaer looks to build on the positive end to the season and build his team into Premier League title contenders.

While reports this week suggested the move was close to completion, M.E.N. Sport understands that United are prepared to walk away from a deal due to the German side’s ‘unrealistic’ asking price, and that no transfer fee or personal terms with the England international have yet been agreed.

Dortmund have set a deadline of August 10 for the transfer to be completed so the saga doesn’t interrupt their pre-season preparations but it has been described as ‘artificial’ by senior United sources since the transfer window closes on October 5.

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Berbatov is backing a move for Sancho but believes his arrival could hinder Mason Greenwood’s development.

“Jadon Sancho would be an amazing signing for any team, United included,” the Bulgarian told Betfair. “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.

“Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are well established in world football, and [Mason] Greenwood now deserves his chance to continue his progression, and I don’t want to see him stalled.

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“We know United can afford to pay for Sancho, and if it happens, the club will be happy, but it will also be tricky. Over £100m is a lot of money, especially now in the current situation, but I’m sure he will be worth it.

“Everyone at United will be watching this transfer. 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. 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.”

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