A former Old Trafford favorite does not believe that this year Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should rekindle his interest in England international.
According to Dimitar Berbatov, who believes the Red Devils do not need the Borussia Dortmund star, Jadon Sancho will be “Donny van de Beek two” if he signed for Manchester United.
In the summer transfer window, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer established Sancho as his primary goal, but United eventually failed to sign the winger after a drawn-out saga that saw Dortmund refuse to shift ground on their asking price of £ 100 million ($136m).
This made Reds to turn to Van de Beek. But however, the dutchman still struggles for regular action at Old Trafford. Dimitar Berbatov draws inference to this while talking to Betfair.
“I have read more rumours about Jadon Sancho at Dortmund and how United could sign him. So, you sign Sancho and where do you play him?” Berbatov opined while talking to Betfair.
“They will have lots of games in the Europa League and FA Cup, but then what happens to people like Donny Van de Beek. It would be Van de Beek two if they sign him. Yes, he is a great player but then do you just have too much talent.
“Cavani has been a great signing and do you drop him? You will not turn down Sancho and he is a good player and it is whether you want that luxury headache where you tell people you are rested today etc – it is not a good conversation, I am telling you from experience.
“I still don’t think it will happen. The way things are going at the moment credit has to go to Ole and the players now. He has found the right balance about which players are playing.
“He has found that delicate balance with players not complaining and that is a difficult thing. The manager has taken the right decisions so far.
“If Sancho signed for another team or a rival it wouldn’t be a blow. Sir Alex Ferguson got rid of players because no-one is bigger than the club, they were replaced.
“That’s still the case, no one is bigger than Manchester United, so, I’m not expecting anything to happen.”
“Jesse Lingard is not playing and it makes sense to go somewhere in which he might play,” he said. “It shows that Ole is not going to count on him and as much as he loves United, Jesse needs to go somewhere to play.