Manchester United are hellbent on signing Jadon Sancho this summer, with the Borussia Dortmund star Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top transfer target. However, the Red Devils also have interest in Erling Haaland and Kai Havertz, who are both in fine form. Express Sport now takes a look at how United could line up should they sensationally manage to sign all three.
Manchester United have struggled with right wingers ever since Cristiano Ronaldo upped and left for Real Madrid in 2009.
Angel Di Maria, Alexis Sanchez and Memphis Depay have all toiled on the flank when played there – which is why the Red Devils want Sancho.
They feel the England international can fare better than the trio, deeming him a generational talent.
And that’s why, should he sign, he’d be deployed on the wing that has caused United so many problems over the years.
He’d represent a substantial upgrade on Daniel James, who has fared well since his move from Swansea in the summer.
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United still want to sign Haaland one day – despite the Norway international rejecting them in January.
And, should he join, the Red Devils would deploy him in the No 9 role.
Haaland is far deadlier than Anthony Martial, despite the France international enjoying a positive campaign at Old Trafford.
He’d be able to link up with Sancho, who he currently plays with at Dortmund.
And Haaland and Sancho would both be formidable alongside Marcus Rashford, who has taken his game to new heights this season.
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While United’s links to Havertz have admittedly been fleeting, Solskjaer is an admirer of the Bayer Leverkusen star.
And it’s easy to see why.
He’s already scored four times since the Bundesliga came back and has 10 goals to his name in the league, with five assists too.
If United were to snap up the Germany international he could take Bruno Fernandes’ place in the No 10 role.
The Portugal international could then drop deeper into midfield – taking Paul Pogba’s place with the midfielder of interest to Real Madrid and Juventus.
Full United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, Fernandes, McTominay, Havertz, Sancho, Haaland, Rashford
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Erling Haaland praised
Haaland didn’t score for Dortmund in their Bundesliga clash with Wolfsburg on Saturday – but he was praised by ESPN pundit Shaka Hislop nonetheless.
“Erling Haaland is unique in what he does,” he said.
“His size, his strength, his pace, but as a goalkeeper I think his biggest asset is how quickly he hits the ball, with no backlift, and how clean he hits it.
“When he puts his foot on the ball, you know it’ll be something special.
“As a goalkeeper you have to find your position a whole lot sooner than you would ordinarily.
“You have to be prepared for everything that comes, because he doesn’t mis-hit.”
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