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Paul Scholes Is Unconvinced By A Manchester United Move For Jadon Sancho

Paul Scholes Is Unconvinced By A Manchester United Move For Jadon Sancho

Manchester United have the chance to make this a memorable season over the coming weeks. The club look all but assured to finish second in the Premier League, while they could also yet add the Europa League crown.

They went comfortably through to the semi-final last night and with a tie against Roma to come, they certainly look like favourites for the competition.

While a second placed finish and Europa League triumph would represent a very solid return, you do get the feeling that improvements will be needed if they are to compete for the biggest prizes. Manchester City continue to look brilliant, while a Thomas Tuchel led Chelsea and injury free Liverpool are also set to provide some stern competition in the Premier League come August.

United are likely to bring in one or two high profile recruits this summer. Jadon Sancho is one name likely to be revisited, although Paul Scholes is unsure if he is what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side needs.

Speaking on BT Sport after last night's game, Scholes said that Sancho's talents are very similar to other players in their current squad:

I think that could stop the likes of Mason Greenwood by signing a Sancho.

I know what you're saying about Sancho but Mason Greenwood has been the best player on that right hand side.

Marcus [Rashford] doesn't like playing there, [Anthony] Martial doesn't like playing there. They both like coming in from the other side, cutting inside on their right foot.

Mason has been the best player out there. I get what you're saying about Sancho. What I see in Sancho is that he would be more creative and have a better link with a centre-forward.

A centre-forward would like to play with him a bit more than a Mason Greenwood or a Marcus Rashford.

They're more head down, dribblers, want to score goals. Whereas this lad can do both, he's a sensational player.

I just wonder if he's still a little bit similar to what United already have in those kind of areas.

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United spent most of last year's summer transfer window pursuing a deal for Sancho, only for Borussia Dortmund to refuse to lower their asking price.

It remains to be seen if the Bundesliga side would be willing to sell in the coming months, with clubs also lining up to sign striker Erling Haaland.

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