Louis Saha has urged Manchester United to rekindle their interest in Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish – but knows who he would pick if he could only sign one.
The club have focused on bringing in homegrown talents in recent years, and the pair of England internationals are among those most likely to make the step up to a team like United.
However, they both have hefty price tags, so United decided against meeting their high valuations.
Former striker Saha, though, thinks they should have brought in either of the pair – and that either could still be on the radar at Old Trafford.
“It’s unfortunate Man Utd couldn’t get deals in place for Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho last summer because they are two amazing players,” Saha told Ladbrokes.
“I know less about Grealish but I think he would have fitted perfectly into this team – but for me, I’m sorry, Sancho is just such an unbelievable player.
“He’s unpredictable, he’s such a great talent and if he was playing for United with Bruno Fernandes, you just know as a striker you’re going to score goals because of the two of those.
“Man Utd did miss out on the two of them in the summer, but hopefully they’ll have another chance to sign them soon.”
Saha picks his preference
Saha, who spent four seasons playing up front for United, then went on to name his choice if United could only sign one of the duo.
Either way, though, he thinks a signing could replicate the impact that Bruno Fernandes has had since his move in January 2020.
“My choice of the two would be Sancho over Grealish,” Saha said.
“Both are amazing players and they’d improve any side. They’re so confident and would be really useful for Man Utd’s strikers.
“Fernandes has done a great job in helping United since arriving earlier this year, so could you imagine what another player of his level would do to the team?”