Manchester United have shown interest in a trio of future England starlets namely, Jadon Sancho, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Declan Rice, according to reports.
Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer has impressed with his performances at Old Trafford since taking over from Jose Mourinho. The Norwegian has got his side back for top four contention and also oversaw a stunning 3-1 win against PSG, which saw the Red Devils reach the last eight of the Champions League.
For his accomplishments within such a short time, on Thursday, he was rewarded with a 3-year-deal to become the new Manchester United manager on a permanent basis.
The Red Devils have an important summer transfer window ahead of them before the start of next season, with Solskjaer ready to offload some of the old horses and bring in some young English blood.
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The Sun claims that the Norwegian tactician has told chief-executive Ed Woodward to prioritize signing English homegrown players rather than splashing money in foreign players.
Jadon Sancho spearheads the United target’s list as the Premier League giants look ready to meet Borussia Dortmund’s £80 million price tag on the 19-year-old. However, it looks highly unlikely that the German giants will sell the youngster knowing that he has a lot more to improve.
Declan Rice and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are other Manchester United’s targets with both of them being valued at £40 million each with both of them enjoying stellar breakthrough seasons at West Ham and Crystal Palace respectively.
Solskjaer has foreseen the need for breeding young English players just like Sir Alex Ferguson and also from Gareth Southgate’s work with England.
It looks evident that the United boss wants to build future success on Home-grown youth and strive hard to bring back the great United back.
The right-wing position has been an unsolved mystery for many years at United with many players including Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford all playing in that position. But, we all very well know that they all are best suited to playing centrally.
The signing of Sancho can provide the club with a sense of positivity as the youngster has performed admirably well in the Bundesliga scoring 8 and assisting 12 goals for Dortmund’s title push.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is another star whose performances has also earned many plaudits and admirers for his signature across Europe. The right-back spot at Manchester United has been a minor topic of discussion, though, as club captain Antonio Valencia has rarely featured this term making only 8 appearances this season.
Ashley Young has taken over from the Ecuadorian and has been a constant fixture under Solskjaer. But, being 33 years of age and error-prone most of the time, the veteran’s time at Old Trafford looks to be limited.
Diogo Dalot, though, has shown promise and looks to be one for the future. Given the situations of right-backs in the current squad, bringing Aaron Wan-Bissaka will provide strength to the back-line and maybe, the lad can get a future call-up to the England squad.
Now coming on to Declan Rice, who has had the season of his life so far. The England born former Irish international made his England debut earlier this month and has been tipped to become the next Michael Carrick.
Rice has played quite well in a rather average West Ham side. If the 20-year-old moves to Old Trafford, he can still improve and learn from one of the best former midfielders of the game.
With or without new signings, Solskjaer has given great chances to English youngsters and if more of the world’s top talents join, it will only make United better.