Manchester United could be set for a clear-out.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived at Old Trafford with Manchester United down in the rut. The Red Devils’ hopes had been smashed to smithereens. Jose Mourinho had drained much of the optimism from the Red Devils faithful and Old Trafford had been turned dull and lifeless. The Stretford End was virtually mute in Mourinho’s final days unless they were demonstrating their disdain.
Man United were structureless upon Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival. The club were heading towards a major downward spiral.
The Norwegian who spent over a decade at the club as a player was seen as merely a temporary option rather than a long term solution.
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However, Solskjaer has taken people by surprise. A famous victory over Paris Saint Germain was enough to win the fans over but it was the playing style too which was breathtaking too. There were vestiges of Solskjaer’s teams of the football of old. Remnants from a time almost forgotten, and now seems like a fictitious myth.
Solskjaer has endeavoured to follow Sir Alex Ferguson’s explosive attacking style in his approach at the club. On top of that the Norwegian is returning the core traditions of United and bedding them into the club’s ethos once more. From making astute signings to promoting young players, a year and a half since his arrival Solskjaer seems to be heading on the right track with the Red Devils.
But of course if he is to fulfil his ambitions he still needs to make some major changes in the squad.
United aspire to be able to compete with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool. If you compare the two squads, the Red Devils starting eleven might be edging closer to their arch rivals in quality however the overall squad is still devoid of firepower.
Jadon Sancho could be the star who changes all that at Old Trafford. The Borussia Dortmund winger is a world class talent who has enjoyed two stellar seasons in Germany and has established himself as an elite player in world football.
And according to the Daily Mirror via the Metro, Solskjaer is prepared to sacrifice five squad players in order to be able to fund a move for Jadon Sancho.
According to the report, Solskjaer will show the door to Phil jones, Jesse Lingard, Chris Smalling, Andreas Pereira and Alexis Sanchez in his quest to lure Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford.
Would you be happy to sell the above mentioned players if it guaranteed Jadon Sancho’s arrival?