Manchester United have competition from Liverpool for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, according to the Daily Mail.
While they sadly sit top of the Premier League, there are still reasons why Sancho should opt for a move to Old Trafford when he decides to leave Germany.
We’ve taken a look at three of them as the former Manchester City man gears up for a summer which could see him make his mark on his first senior international tournament and return to England.
More playing time
At Liverpool, Sancho would be battling with Mo Salah and Sadio Mane for gametime on the wings.
That could see him pushed down to the minimal role that the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri has, which will do nothing for his development.
On the other hand, United are crying out for a right winger and have been for a number of years now.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shown with the likes of Daniel James that he will throw young players in and stick with them if they impress, meaning that Sancho could expect to be a regular at Old Trafford, in his best position.
United fans are desperate for him
At Liverpool, the supporters aren’t desperate for Sancho to sign, given the other forwards they have and already adore.
He would just be another rapid frontman at a club which has set its sights – in a dream world – on Kylian Mbappe instead.
On the other hand, United fans are so keen for their club to add attacking firepower and supplement the duo of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, who have class but can’t do it on their own.
United fans would rejoice if Sancho was signed and be right behind him from the off – that wouldn’t happen at Anfield.
Making history at United would stick it to City
Sancho would likely inherit the famous number seven shirt at Old Trafford, with current incumbent Alexis Sanchez’s United career all but over.
He would be given the status and platform to make history at the club from the very off, inspiring a new era of glory after the post-Ferguson slump.
That would be the perfect way to get back at Manchester City for failing to play him and letting him go too early as a young player.
Sancho is also used to life in Manchester and coming back to the place he spent time as a young player should not require an extended period of adjustment.
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