Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to wait until next summer to launch a move for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.
United’s forward options have been depleted by the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan, whilst Alexis Sanchez also looks set to join his former teammate at the Serie A side.
Solskjaer was happy to sanction the departures of the duo as he bids to reinvigorate his squad this season, though despite the club now lacking depth in their attack, the Manchester United boss is apparently happy to wait until next summer to bolster his options.
According to the Evening Standard, United believe it will difficult to sign high-quality replacements for Lukaku and Sanchez during the January transfer window and will instead bide their time until the summer.
The club’s number one target is believed to be Dortmund’s England international Sancho, who has established himself as one of Europe’s most promising talents since moving to Germany in 2017.
The decision marks somewhat of a gamble for United, who have just Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial as senior forwards. 17-year-old Mason Greenwood is now likely to be handed opportunities this season, with the club confident the highly-rated teenager can handle the step-up to first-team football.
Jadon Sancho has had a lethal start to the season pic.twitter.com/5d0zvdvhj0
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