Gilabola.com – The saga of Jadon Sancho's transfer to Manchester United has never ended in discussion this summer, even though the transfer talks collapsed at the beginning of last month.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly still optimistic that he can seal the deal with Borussia Dortmund for the 20-year-old star who is the main target of the Norwegian boss at Old Trafford.
There were reports that United could look for some alternative targets, but it looks like they are almost difficult to materialize because Jadon Sancho is the only one they want and alternative targets appear to be just part of a transfer tactic.
It is not without reason why the Red Devils are so desperate to bring in the Dortmund star this summer. Here are five things the England international winger can bring to the fore at The Teather of Dreams this season.
1. Natural left wing
The biggest reason why Manchester United are so desperate to sign Jadon Sancho even at such a high price is to only play one position; right wing attacker. On the left they already have Marcus Rashford, in central attack there is Anthony Martial, while number 10 has been played by Bruno Fernandes. Mason Greenwood has played on the right wing post so far, but that's not his natural position and he struggles there sometimes.
While Jadon Sancho not only offers pure right winger character, but also extraordinary capacity. Apart from being able to master the flank of attack, the 20-year-old striker is also very active and can be on all sides of the field during matches, as well as a proven goalscorer and assist with 20 goals and 20 assists in all competitions last season.
2. An excellent opportunity creator
When compared to all the attackers that Manchester United currently have, Jadon Sancho at a very young age has far outperformed the attacking trio Red Devil and Bruno Fernandes on creating and completing opportunities.
Throughout the 2019/2020 season in the Bundesliga, Jadon Sancho scored 0.7 goals / match, 38.64 percent of chance conversions, 0.7 assists / match, 2.8 chances created / match, and 3.1 dribbles / match. That statistic is superior to all United attackers with the highest statistics The Red Devils are Mason Greenwood (31.2 percent chance conversion), Bruno Fernandes (0.6 assists / match and 2.3 chances created / match), and Marcus Rashford (2.1 dribbles / match).
3. Similar to Bernardo Silva
Another thing that makes Jadon Sancho's arrival special is that there are not many players of similar character in the Premier League at this time. The point is a winger who is brilliant at dribbling and is diligent about creating chances, but not overly selfish in his shots on goal.
Based on his stats and character, the Dortmund winger is very similar to Manchester City's Bernardo Silva. Riyad Mahrez also has a similar character, only the Algerian striker is more diligent in shooting. Of course Jadon Sancho's character will ultimately be the partner any attacker craves and he will complement Marcus Rashford on the other side who is more aggressive in accelerating and firing.
4.End Curse No.7
Since Cristiano Ronaldo's departure, Manchester United have never managed to find a substitute matched with five players who have tried their luck wearing the No.7 jersey, but arguably all failed to live up to expectations. Michael Owen is injury prone, Antonio Valencia is weak under pressure, Angel di Maria doesn't fit the team, Memphis Depay was developed in the wrong way, and Alexis Sanchez has been a mess since the start of his arrival.
But fans still hope that in the end someone will be able to continue and inherit the iconic 7 jersey that was worn by Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and Eric Cantona. There is a heavy burden wearing the jersey, but the fans believe that Jadon Sancho is the player they have been waiting for and can carry that huge burden.
5. United Will Return To Title Hunt
Since Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013, Manchester United have never won a league title and can barely compete for the title. But there have been glimmers of hope since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes in January, seeing their quality and results improve sharply, going through 19 matches without defeat before losing only twice with the Portuguese playmaker.
Now imagine what if Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba in midfield were equipped with Jadon Sancho on the flank of attack? Of course this will make the Manchester United squad even more frightening. If this time the opponent can stop enough Red Devil By holding off Fernandes, as Southampton, Spurs and West Ham did, then with Sancho's men Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have more weapons in attack. Even statistically, the 20-year-old winger is not only superior to the Portuguese playmaker (conversion opportunities, assists and dribbles), he is also superior in several ways to Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne (goals, conversion opportunities and dribbles) and equal in terms of assists ( 0.7 assists / game).
Source: Five Big Reasons Why Manchester United Asked For Jadon Sancho!
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