Manchester United have finally recognised a need to sign a right winger, ESPN report.
The report claims: “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified the right-side of midfield as the priority area for strengthening at Manchester United.”
It’s long overdue. United have not had a top quality right winger in years and it is a major hole in the squad. Andreas Pereira was tried there earlier in the season with poor results.
Here are five players United could look to target to fill the void…
Sancho is the obvious target and the only player named in ESPN‘s report as a potential addition.
The Mail report Borussia Dortmund accept this could be Sancho’s final season in Germany and are already looking for a replacement.
United are likely to face serious competition with Real Madrid also interested.
Sancho would be a statement signing from United. He would also require a club record fee of around £100 million.
Ajax winger David Neres is likely to make a move away from the Eredivisie in the next 12 months.
The 22-year-old can play on both flanks and has scored six goals in 12 league games this season.
Neres is a Brazilian international and could be available at around half the cost of Sancho.
Nigerian prospect Chukwueze nearly signed with Arsenal as a teenager and he is currently tearing up La Liga with Villarreal.
He is a terrific dribbler full of tricks and would get the crowd at Old Trafford on their feet.
He still has to refine his game, with just two goals and two assists this season, but at 22 he is really talented and is only going to get better.
AZ Alkmaar talent Stengs is rated as one of Europe’s brightest young talents.
This season already he has eight goals and 10 assists and he will get a chance to impress at Old Trafford in the Europa League in December.
It would help his cause if he ditched his agent, Mino Raiola, who represents Paul Pogba.
At entirely the different end to the scale to Sancho, could United look to the Championship for a bargain?
It worked with Dan James and Hull’s Jarrod Bowen is one of the best players outside the top flight.
The 22-year-old has scored 10 goals in 16 games this season, following up a campaign where he netted 22 times in 44 matches in 2018/19.
It is only a matter of time before he signs with a Premier League side and United should consider a bargain deal. Where might we be now if we had snapped James Maddison up from Norwich two years ago?
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