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Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has urged the club to push the boat out to sign Jadon Sancho and Harry Kane this summer.
The Frenchman believes that the two additions would make United ‘unstoppable’ and would return them to their position of challenging for the Premier League title and in the Champions League.
It is likely to be a busy summer at Old Trafford with the club hopeful of making several additions across the first-team squad, although the arrival of Sancho appears to be much more likely than Kane.
It has been widely reported that United have agreed personal terms and agent fees with Sancho, while they are currently locked in negotiations with Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester United could sign Jadon Sancho in the summer transfer window
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The signing of Tottenham striker and captain Kane is likely to be much more difficult, with his club reluctant to sell and other clubs – namely Manchester City – monitoring the situation.
United remain light in attacking options despite Edinson Cavani signing a new one-year contract, and former striker Saha has advised them to sign both Kane and Sancho.
“I think the profile of Sancho is a bit different, where he is not looking for the goal himself,” Saha – who bagged 42 goals in four-and-a-half years at Old Trafford – told Gamblingdeals.com
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“The other players that you mentioned do. Sometimes they do it at speed and don’t have the ability to pick the pass. This is what Sancho is doing. He’s been able to diversify his game and really pick the right passes. He has an attacking flow that I really like, because you have a sense that you don’t know what he’s going to do, but you know another player is going to receive the ball. This is really hard to do.
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“If he links up with a proper striker in this United side, they’ll be unstoppable. United have Bruno Fernandes, who can create, but sometimes force the passes, because he’s not quick enough. He has to stop, and then everyone can see that he’s going to pass the ball. Sancho is doing it by dribbling and driving forward and then picking the pass. This is what is missing sometimes. Sometimes, United need this unpredictability and that’s what Sancho is giving you.
“I think they need Harry Kane, they need an in-form Rashford and Martial, a Bruno Fernandes playing at the top of his game and a still improving Greenwood. They need all those players to be better, to be more consistent through the year. They need a few less goalkeeping mistakes and they’ll be fine.
“There was a five or six game period where they just weren’t themselves earlier in the season and it meant they exited the Champions League at the Group Stages. I don’t know what happened. When you build that momentum, when you’re still in the Champions League it’s a different season.
“In those five or six games, they lost their chance to remain in contention for the Premier League title. So all of this – consistency, leadership, and at the same time having competition within the club. It’s a feeling of ‘no, if I don’t perform, someone on another weekend is going to do better, so I’m not going to be the starter and they will take my place.’
“That level of competition and all their players performing is what United need.”