Manchester United are being linked with making an offer for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro.

Italian outlet Calciomercato claim Sandro has a £7 million offer from a Premier League side, believed to be Manchester United.

Sandro is one of the best and most accomplished left-backs in European football. However this is not an area where United need to be investing funds.

Just a few weeks ago United secured a long-term contract for Luke Shaw.

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Shaw has been excellent this season and is fully deserving of his five-year contract extension.

A move for Sandro would demonstrate a muddled policy at United, when funds need to be directed elsewhere, and it would be a poor way to repay Shaw’s commitment.

Priorities

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Left-back is pretty much the last position United now need to be investing money into.

David de Gea needs a raise for his new contract, while new centre-backs are required, at least one.

United still need natural wingers, and a more mobile defensive midfielder than Nemanja Matic would make a big difference.

Even up front it would not hurt to sign an alternative to Romelu Lukaku.

We wouldn’t suggest taking the Sandro rumors too seriously, but if United do move for the Brazilian, then it’s time to be concerned about the lack of strategy behind the scenes.

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