Manchester United will go after Jadon Sancho this summer but the recent form of their attack has reduced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s need to sign the winger. Borussia Dortmund expect the England international to depart before the start of next season with Old Trafford his most likely destination.
The Red Devils have been electric since the restart having recorded convincing wins over Sheffield United, Norwich (FA Cup) and Brighton following their 1-1 draw at Tottenham.
Mason Greenwood has been a man in form of late and he was on target in the 3-0 midweek week on the South Coast.
The teenager has been playing on the right and looks ready to be a serious contender for a long-term starting berth.
United are now reportedly only willing to spend up to £50million on Sancho, which has seen many supporters question whether Greenwood’s hot streak is part of their thought process.
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Yet according to The i, Solskjaer and United’s coaching staff see Greenwood as their future No 9.
Greenwood can play on the wing but he is naturally a striker and that’s where he also expects to play long-term.
Solskjaer has hailed the 18-year-old’s goalscoring instincts, claiming he is excited to oversee his development.
“Mason is way ahead of what I was when I was 18, 19, that’s for sure,” he said.
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“He’s got a knack of scoring goals. I don’t really want to say anything different because it’s natural for him and it was what I felt I could do well as well.
“He’s a brilliant boy to work with. He keeps on learning, keeps on making better and better decisions.”
Sancho found himself on the Dortmund bench for the final two games of the season.
It would suggest that the club are already planning for life without him.
The Bundesliga club have already pipped United to the signing of Birmingham teenager Jude Bellingham.
Solskjaer refused to comment on the ordeal earlier in the week when asked if United had lost the race for the highly-rated midfielder.
“Well, I think there’s been loads of speculation and linked us to every single talented player from the age of 15 to 25, really,” he said.
“I can’t comment on every single player that’s been linked with us so, no, I can’t really comment.”
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