How Man Utd could line up with Jadon Sancho and Kai Havertz – and new Marcus Rashford role

Manchester United, according to The Sun, are hoping to land both Jadon Sancho and Kai Havertz this summer. The pair have been in sensational form for Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen respectively, scoring an impressive 33 goals combined. And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to bring the pair to Old Trafford.

It’s been a mixed season for Manchester United, with the club blowing hot and cold ever since Solskjaer’s appointment as manager.

But, recently, it looks as if they’ve turned a corner.

United were on a run of 11 matches without defeat before the coronavirus crisis saw football grind to a halt – their best form since Solskjaer was named permanent manager last March.

Now, the Norwegian is hoping to bolster his squad when the transfer window reopens at the end of the campaign.

Sancho and Havertz are targets – so Express Sport will now take a look at how the Red Devils could line up with the two players.

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Jadon Sancho

It’s an open secret that United want to sign Sancho from Dortmund this summer.

And, if they’re successful in their pursuit of the Dortmund star, he’d be set for a role on the right wing.

United have seen nearly every signing since Cristiano Ronaldo struggle when deployed in that position.

But they think Sancho has what it takes to succeed where the likes of Angel Di Maria, Alexis Sanchez and Memphis Depay has failed.

Any deal won’t be cheap but, coronavirus or no coronavirus crisis, the Red Devils remain financially secure.

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Kai Havertz

United have now joined the race for Havertz, who has been in sensational form for Leverkusen this season.

But they reportedly don’t plan to play the Germany international in a central role.

Instead, United think he can operate anywhere across a front three.

And the report suggests they see him as being an ideal fit for the left flank.

United are hopeful they can sign Havertz with an opening bid of £50million planned – but the likes of Bayern Munich and Liverpool are also in the race.


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Other decisions

United could end up keeping Paul Pogba – something that is looking increasingly likely given the financial situations of Real Madrid and Juventus.

He’d likely partner Scott McTominay in the heart of the midfield, with Bruno Fernandes further ahead.

Regarding Anthony Martial and the report claims that Solskjaer would use Marcus Rashford as his centre-forward.

And that means the France international having to accept a place on the bench.

Full United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, McTominay, Pogba, Fernandes, Sancho, Rashford, Havertz

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