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Gary Neville Suggests Premier League Winger As United' Sancho Alternative

Gary Neville Suggests Premier League Winger As United' Sancho Alternative

Manchester United have been in great form since the season's restart, but you would imagine they will still look to strengthen their squad this summer.

Yet another centre back could be sought, as could a backup striker. However, the main concern will be signing a right winger.

Mason Greenwood has deployed in that area recently, and while he has been playing extremely well, he is more suited to operating through the middle. Jadon Sancho has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, but Borussia Dortmund are likely to seek a fee in excess of £100million for his services.

If they are not willing to part with such an amount, Gary Neville has suggested an alternative a little closer to home.

Ismaila Sarr put in another strong performance for Watford last night in the defeat West Ham, the latest in what has been a very impressive season. Having moved to Watford for a fee of around £30million last summer, he could already have a number of suitors over the coming weeks.

Speaking on Sky Sports' Gary Neville Podcast, Neville suggested that his former club could look to the Senegal international to solve their right winger issues.

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Manchester United need a right winger. He’s a big, big talent, honestly he really is...

So yeah he’ll be sought after and Watford will, I’m sure, cash in if they get the right bid.

I always think, particularly as a wide player, what would I have not wanted to have played against? The first thing is pace. And then you’ve got to think about, can he use his pace? Well yes he can, because he makes really good quality runs: the spin in behind, straight, but also the run inside in between full-back and centre-back – which I always think is the most difficult to mark...

When you let him have the ball, he can get it out of his feet and whip ridiculously good crosses in. So that’s when you’re thinking about the fact that you’ve got a real problem, as a full-back.

Because if I get tight, he’s going to spin in behind me. If I drop off him, he’s just going to get an easy cross in and you can’t win.

That’s where sometimes you’ve just got to hold your hands up as a full-back.

At only 22-years old, he certainly has a bright future ahead of him.

However, it is unlikely Watford would allow him to leave on the cheap.

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