How Manchester United plan to respond to Timo Werner’s Chelsea transfer

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Chelsea have made their move, now it’s time for Manchester United.

It was a simple tweet, which turned into another, then one more, until every social media platform was flooded with his name. For Manchester United fans, the initial reaction was one of mild pleasure, after all, rivals Liverpool had thought they secured his services before Chelsea swooped in, but then the second reaction was one of trepidation.

Timo Werner‘s imminent transfer to Chelsea will have made the Red Devils’ faithful nervous about the club’s own dealings.

Chelsea, United’s main rivals for a top four spot in the Premier League at the moment, look to be aggressive in the upcoming transfer market. They have conducted rampant business so far. First they wrapped up a deal for Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech and now Werner who is regarded as one of the best forwards in the world at the moment.

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It is bound to bolster the blues and make them into a formidable side.

And it is also bound to incur feelings of dread from a Red Devils perspective.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a young side, but it can hardly compete with the superstars Chelsea are planning to recruit and there is a danger the Red Devils could be left behind.

For fans who have ebbed and flowed in a limbo of mediocrity since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure that is the last thing they want.

Man United is one of the biggest brands in the world. It is a footballing superpower and it belongs at the pinnacle of both domestic and continental football. The club’s decline since the departure of their legendary coach has been a travesty.

And if Solskjaer and Ed Woodward intend to break that trend they must react swiftly to Chelsea’s moves.

Richard Fay writing for Manchester Evening News echoes a similar sentiment. Fay claims that it is now imperative for the club to win the race for Jadon Sancho in order to give the Red Devils the extra push they need to be able to compete with Chelsea.

Jadon Sancho’s transfer supplemented by the addition of Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham could be enough to challenge Chelsea’s impressive transfer dealings. Especially since United recruited Bruno Fernandes in January who will thrive at Old Trafford.

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