Manchester United hero Darren Fletcher has told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to land Jadon Sancho and says the Borussia Dortmund and England winger ‘ticks every box’.
The 20-year-old has been strongly linked with a transfer to Old Trafford this summer, although Dortmund have insisted he won’t be sold.
The Englishman has developed into one of the most exciting players in Europe since leaving Manchester City back in 2017, scoring 34 goals in 99 matches for Bundesliga club Dortmund.
Fletcher says Jadon’s development has been ‘fantastic’ and has backed his former team Manchester United to secure his signature this summer.
‘At his young age, to be doing what he’s doing at that level of football is fantastic and there’s no doubt that he has got a bright future in the game,’ said Darren, who won the Champions League and five Premier League titles at Old Trafford.
‘It’s clearly a position that Manchester United, I feel, have needed for a number of years now, somebody who naturally wants to play off that right-hand side.
‘So, I think that it ticks all the boxes in that respect but – at the same time – these transfers are very, very difficult.
‘Large sums of money in these times, there’s a lot of circumstances involved in it.
‘It’s not just Jadon Sancho and his representatives, it’s Borussia Dortmund, it’s Manchester United and I’m sure there will be other clubs interested in him as well. He’d be a fantastic acquisition for anyone who gets him.’
The 20-times English champions begin the 2020-21 Premier League season with a trip to Burnley.