Mon. Oct 26th, 2020

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Man Utd working on deal for transfer target who could be ‘better than Cristiano Ronaldo’

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Manchester United have only signed one new player so far this summer but head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is working on trying to convince more stars to follow Donny van de Beek to Old Trafford.

Solskjaer’s top target all summer has been Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho but his £108million price tag is difficult to meet.

The Red Devils are in desperate need for a world class right winger and the England international fits the bill.

Cristiano Ronaldo made a name for himself when he shone down the right flank under Sir Alex Ferguson after joining United from Sporting Lisbon in 2003.

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And Dortmund ace Raphael Guerreiro thinks Sancho could reached a level higher than the five-time Ballon d’Or winner if he completes a transfer this summer.

“Jadon is still very young, but has already played an outstanding role for us in the past two years,” Guerreiro said.

Solskjaer fielded questions about Sancho at his press conference this morning but the Norwegian remained coy with his answers.

“Of course, we’ve done some business with Donny, very happy delighted to get him in, an exceptional smashing lad that’ll give us something,” Solskjaer said.

“I can’t say anything about other clubs’ players, can’t speculate.

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“We understand to get further we need to develop what we have and strengthen the team but let’s wait and see if we manage to bring anyone in.

“I’ve been in dialogue with the club, we’re always discussing and let’s see if we can bring anyone in.”

Meanwhile, club legend Gary Neville has advised Solskjaer to switch to plan B.

“Like everyone else they had three months off because of coronavirus, so I don’t think it should be the case they didn’t have the resource or time to get things done,” Neville told the Daily Mail.

“Chelsea got their business done, [Manchester] City have got three or four pieces done. I don’t think timing’s the issue.

“It’s just a thing with United that every time they go for a player in the last four, five, six years it feels they are a little bit desperate.

“They think they can hang on but they always pay it [the asking price] in the end.

“That’s sometimes where I think you can take control, give a hard deadline and say ‘we’re moving away from this deal’.”

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