Sancho backed to sparkle in Manchester United side as Red Devils urged to continue summer chase

Manchester United have been urged by Rio Ferdinand to continue their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho

Sancho has been on the lips of many Manchester United fans for months now as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly made him the clubs number one transfer target this summer.

Dortmund’s sporting director, Michael Zorc, however, has stated that the club’s prized asset will not be leaving before the end of the 2020-21 season, with the German outfit having set a deadline of August 10 for any interested parties to get a deal over the line.

But Ferdinand has backed the 20-year-old to sparkle for the Old Trafford side should they eventually come to an agreement with Dortmund, and he has urged the club to keep on pursuing the talented young man

“He is fantastic,” the former centre-back told BBC Radio 5 Live. “If he does come he’ll be an added value in terms of quality, no doubt.

“Manchester United need top players who are going to have an effect on their first XI and I think Jadon Sancho falls into that category.

“If you look at successful Man Utd sides over the years, successful periods, there were players fighting for every position and if you substitute one out and you brought one in there was no change in the quality or the output.”

There is no doubt that Sancho would be a fantastic signing for the club, but unless they meet the massive asking price of Dortmund, it would be a massive shock to see this deal get wrapped up.

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