Manchester United Name Surprising Target Positions for the Summer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is setting the bar high for incoming transfers. He wants a specific type of player, with good off the pitch attitude, as well as on it. He wants someone who is “humble and arrogant, with an X-factor”. Hence, only three signings in the summer, not replacing Romelu Lukaku or Ander Herrera. Top-class players are all that Solskjaer wants, and with the power to veto any move, the Norwegian will get it, no matter how long it takes.
Right Wing: The Most Pressing Target Position for Manchester United
The most problematic position for Manchester United this season has been the right-wing. While Andreas Pereira and Daniel James have both tried to fill it, with the latter having been far more successful than the former, neither have done it to a world-class quality, that of someone like Jadon Sancho.
Borussia Dortmund’s star player fits all of Solskjaer’s criteria, and is British too. He is a fantastic individual and one who would be the poster boy for the Red Devils’ next decade. Sancho would be a tremendous signing, both in the immediate future and for a long time to come.
Although it looks as if Sancho is on his way to Manchester in the summer, the Red Devils have to come up with alternatives. Among these are Wilfried Zaha and Memphis Depay, both of whom United sold years ago, and both of whom have buyback options.
There are others too, but Sancho is by far the best option.
Striker: An Important One to Fix Having Failed to Replace Lukaku
Another position in which United have struggled is a striker. Romelu Lukaku left in the summer, and the Red Devils failed to find a replacement last summer.
Centre-Midfield: A More Surprising Priority, But Necessary Nonetheless
The Red Devils have proven since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival that, despite being linked with many players, they will only choose who is best for the job, and they may not even be on the radar as of yet.
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