England international Sancho remains United’s priority target even after the imminent arrival of Donny van de Beek with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to reinforce his attack by adding the £108m-rated forward before the transfer window closes on October 5.
MEN Sport understand United have still not found a resolution over Sancho’s salary expectations and the agents’ fees during talks with his representative Emeka Obasi and the intermediary Marco Lichtsteiner, acting on behalf of Dortmund. Even though Obasi represents Sancho he is believed to be communicating Dortmund’s own demands, which United have found unusual.
United will continue to push ahead with their pursuit of Sancho in the coming weeks but club great Neville suggests missing out on the forward wouldn’t be the end of the world.
“The fans I speak to aren’t saying we desperately want Sancho,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“They are saying we want the right calibre of signing brought into the club. It could be anybody that fits that bill. Yes, Sancho may fit that bill, but I’m not sat here as a United fan thinking I desperately want him.
“It could be any number of players that become available that would improve United. If Harry Kane became available, and Tottenham fans will be saying why are you trying to get him out of Spurs again, but if he became available, he’d obviously improve United’s squad. So it doesn’t have to be a certain player.
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“The emergence of Mason Greenwood takes a bit of pressure off the situation but still, Manchester United need to add to the front three of Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. They need to challenge those three players and support those three players. They need to have depth behind those three players, and they will drive the standards.
“We saw that with Greenwood, Martial and Rashford towards the end of the season. They were driving each other to score more goals, assist each other, they were playing better together so other players coming in of that kind of quality are going to improve them.”