May 8, 2021

Man Utd won’t be rushed into transfers, Solskjaer says, as Sancho talks continue

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The club are locked in discussions with Borussia Dortmund over a deal for the former Man City winger

Manchester United will not be rushed into a deal for Jadon Sancho despite Borussia Dortmund setting their own deadline for the transfer.

It is understood that talks are ongoing between United and Dortmund over the former Manchester City star as they try and negotiate a fee for the winger. 

The Bundesliga side have set their own deadline of August 10 so they can prepare for next season without any distractions. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said United will not be rushed into a deal. 

“This transfer window is a long one, every transfer takes its course. It is what it is,” he said. “At the moment I have no updates for you, if there’s any news we’ll update you.”

There is hope from all parties that a deal can be struck for Sancho, with the player himself keen to make a move to Old Trafford. 

After the transformative effect of Bruno Fernandes, who arrived in the January transfer window, Solskjaer will hope the England international could have a similar impact.

Fernandes could soon get his hands on his first piece of silverware at United, with the team in a strong position going into the Europa League knockout tournament in Germany. Solskjaer, meanwhile, is also targeting his first trophy as manager at the club.

“It’s massive [to get your first trophy],” the Norwegian said. “You can see when Sir Alex won the Premier League for the first time and for me when I won my first trophy as a player it made me more hungry.

“You saw the highs of it and how much it meant to everyone. As a coach I won the league first time with Molde, the first time for the club in it’s 100-year history, and since then they have won four times in eight or nine years. 

“It was a big change in that club and for me if we can get our hands on a trophy it’s a big step forward. Going into any game you want to win, we’re four games away from winning a trophy. The team has developed throughout the whole season. 

“We are delighted with finishing third. The next step for this team is getting our hands on trophies – we have been to two semi-finals and we want to go one step further and we want to win something.”