Solskjaer urged to ditch Sancho and gamble on sensational Man City raid

Ex-Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke says his former side’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be “brave” and raid Manchester City for winger Leroy Sane.

Sane will leave City this summer or next after Pep Guardiola confirmed the German has rejected a new contract.

Reports continue to link the 24-year-old with Bayern Munich, who publicised their interest last season.

Other reports claim United eye Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho as their top target, but Yorke believes Sane’s arrival could be even more effective.

“United has got a real good attacking bunch of young players,” the former striker told Stadium Astro. “Add in Sancho, I like the boy Sane at City I really do.

“We haven’t got a left-footed sort of winger. The boy [Mason] Greenwood is coming to the fore recently but I like Sane.

“I really do think this kid is probably the quickest out of all them as well and he’s really got a good attitude.

“I know he’s got some injuries but if I was brave, if I was Man Utd manager at this point in time that’s the type of person I would go for.”


Yorke added: “He’s had a couple of years in the Premier League, I’ve watched him very closely. He’s a player that I like a lot.

“The boy Sancho is obviously up there as well but if you can’t get him why not be brave and go for a player who’s played across next door and cause some stir, just stir it up a little bit. That’s what I would do.”

Sane has recently regained fitness after a serious knee injury suffered in August wrecked his season.

Indeed, his appearance against Burnley last week was his first since the Community Shield win over Liverpool.


Gary Neville TEAMtalk

Elsewhere, Gary Neville says United need a solid centre-back partner for Harry Maguire to go to the next level.

The Red Devils are aiming to reach Liverpool’s level, with Jurgen Klopp’s side winning the Premier League last week.

And Neville believes another top defender has to be high up on Solskjaer’s list of priorities.

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