United target Jadon Sancho's stats are ahead of Ronaldo and Messi at same age

If Manchester United are going to sign Jadon Sancho this summer he will cost a staggering amount.

The Mail claim he could cost as much as £120 million, a staggering fee even before an apparent financial crunch.

So if United are going to muster a club record fee, Sancho needs to be a really special player.

Figures show that he is on track to be one of the best of his generation. You only need to look at his output at an early age compared to Lionel Messi and Cristianon Ronaldo, who starred at United between 2003 and 2009.

Big numbers

The Borussia Dortmund youngster turned 20 this week. So far in his career he has scored 31 goals and provided 42 assists, in 90 games.

At the same age Cristiano Ronaldo had 16 goals and 16 assists in 107 appearances.

Lionel Messi had managed 26 goals and just eight assists.

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He’s what United need

There are no guarantees Sancho will continue to stay ahead of Messi and Ronaldo. In fact it’s highly unlikely considering the insane numbers both have gone onto stack up in their careers.

But what if there’s a chance he gets close? If he does, then £120 million will start to look really cheap.

It has been plain to see over the past several seasons that United lack a quality winger.

That’s why the club signed Wilfried Zaha, Angel di Maria, Memphis Depay, in an attempt to fix it, while Jose Mourinho was desperate to sign Ivan Perisic.

Sancho would have a lot of pressure in filling a long overdue need, yet everything he has done so far in his career suggests he is capable.

His creativity in terms of assists and ruthlessness in front of goal are traits any team would welcome, especially United.

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From a personality standpoint, Sancho is driven to succeed, that’s why he quit Manchester City as a teenager to pursue regular football.

The Independent reported this week that United lead the race for Sancho.

There’s no guarantee we see any action on a move at this time until football resumes, but if and when we do get him, we will be signing a special player with sky high potential.

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