Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already has ideal Jadon Sancho partner in crime

Manchester United still want to sign Jadon Sancho, despite reports suggesting they’re only prepared to pay £50million to land the Borussia Dortmund star. And, in Marcus Rashford, they already have the ideal partner in crime for the 20-year-old. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the pair have the potential to fire them to trophies aplenty – and ensure Liverpool don’t dominate the Premier League for years to come.

According to reports, Manchester United are only prepared to pay £50million to sign Sancho this summer. And that won’t be enough to get a deal for the forward done.

Borussia Dortmund instead value their prized asset at closer to £100m. But with the coronavirus crisis continuing to impact many around the world, the Red Devils don’t want to undo all the hard work they’ve done throughout the pandemic.

Yet United fans shouldn’t despair. They still want Sancho and, instead, will find other ways into convincing Dortmund to give up their talisman.

And Rashford could yet hold the key to a blockbuster transfer.

The United star has known Sancho for a number of years. For a while, both players strutted their stuff in Manchester – with one on the red side, and one on the blue.

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The Red Devils hope that Rashford could actually hold the key to the Dortmund star making the move to Old Trafford when the transfer window reopens at the end of the season.

Both men operate from the flanks. Sancho on the right and Rashford on the left.

And United believe that the prospect of the duo doing the same for club as they do for country will be enough to swing the transfer pendulum their way.

Earlier in the month, it also emerged that Solskjaer had asked Rashford for his thoughts on Sancho and what the Dortmund star could bring to his squad next season.

And he only heard positive things.

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United have used friendships to their advantage in the past. And that was particularly true in the summer when they lured Harry Maguire away from Leicester.

Rashford and Jesse Lingard were both asked by Solskjaer for their thoughts on the England international and whether he’d be the right pick for their defence.

And they also both talked Maguire into a move to Old Trafford. Even though he’s had some erratic moments, he’s certainly made a big impression so far.

United are currently content with their attacking options.

They believe Rashford has the potential to be a Ballon d’Or winner if he continues to work hard, with the 22-year-old finding the net 19 times across all competitions so far.

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United also think Anthony Martial is getting better and better, with the France international also on 19 goals for the season.

And they reckon Mason Greenwood is only going to get better with age. The 18-year-old currently has 12 goals for the campaign.

But, in Solskjaer’s eyes, Sancho would be the jewel in the crown.

United think a front three of Sancho, Rashford and Martial would be enough to propel them to the prizes they’ve gone without since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.

But whether they’re able to form their dream front three next season is something only time will tell.

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