Rashford sends clearest message yet to Solskjaer about Sancho deal

Date published: Wednesday 1st April 2020 7:27

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has outlined why he hopes he can line up alongside Jadon Sancho at Old Trafford.

United were heavily linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund winger Sancho last summer after his outstanding season in the Bundesliga.

Indeed, that interest has not waned and Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly placed the winger – who has been involved in 36 goals this term – among his top targets for the next transfer window.

Previous reports from an agent have indicated that Chelsea and Liverpool are unlikely to move for Sancho, who has reportedly given an unofficial ‘yes’ to the prospect of being a part of Solskjaer’s rebuild.

Speaking in an Instagram live video, Rashford was asked about the potential link-up between himself, fellow United forward Anthony Martial and Sancho.

He said: “It would be good [if Jadon Sancho joined]. Sancho is a great player.

“He’s like the new generation player. It’s definitely exciting to watch the player he’s becoming — credit to him.

“Hopefully we can all play together. That would be good.”

Pressed on why he believes Sancho has become a top-class talent sought after across Europe, Rashford said: “He plays off the cuff. He’s imaginative.


“I think in this generation, they’re the things you need to be world class.”

United are in the hunt for attacking reinforcements this summer to continue their rebuild but the club’s hand was somewhat forced in January, as they rushed to complete a loan deal for Odion Ighalo.

The Nigeria international has hit the ground running, however, scoring four goals to help his side progress in the Europa League and FA Cup.

On a longer-term basis however, one journalist has indicated that United remain keen on Erling Braut Haaland, who snubbed Old Trafford for Dortmund in January.

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