Andy Cole insists Jadon Sancho will not turn Manchester United into title contenders. The Red Devils have been chasing the Borussia Dortmund winger’s signature all summer long.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made overtures to bring the England international to Old Trafford, but has, so far, refused to meet Dortmund’s £108million valuation of their prized asset.
Solskjaer is still keen on bringing the 20-year-old to the Theatre of Dreams, although it’s unknown if he’ll meet Dortmund’s asking price.
The acquisition of Sancho – who scored 20 goals and provided 20 assists last season – would breathe new life into United’s attack.
Cole, like many others, has been impressed by what he’s seen of Sancho in recent seasons but believes United would be better served strengthening other areas of their squad rather than setting a new club-record transfer fee by signing Dortmund’s star man.
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Unless we’re talking Messi or Ronaldo, where these guys are on a different level to anyone else, one player cannot make Manchester United title contenders
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“I would agree with that,” Cole told talkSPORT.com. “One payer cannot make a team championship contenders.
“Unless we’re talking Messi or Ronaldo, where these guys are on a different level to anyone else, one player cannot make Manchester United title contenders.
“For instance, if they sign Sancho tomorrow, he might be able to create five or six chances or he might be able to nick himself a brace or whatever every other week.
“But he can’t stop goals going in the other end, and he can’t stop teams creating chances against Manchester United.
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“Football is a collection of everyone, that’s why it is a team sport of 11 players – you marry them all together to become a better team.
“You’ve got to look at Liverpool now; Liverpool are a team and when they are on song they are the best team by a mile. Especially after last season and previously that was Manchester City the year before.
“Of course one player can improve you, but he cannot take you to that level whereby every Man United punter would think they are title contenders now. Because it just does not quite work like that.”
Manchester United will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, travelling to the Amex Stadium to take om Brighton.
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