Manchester United don’t need Jadon Sancho. This is what the club needs

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Former Manchester United assistant coach Steve McClaren has urged the club to prioritise signing a new striker over Jadon Sancho.

The former England boss feels the likes of Erling Haaland and Harry Kane will be ideal signings for the club.

Speaking in an interview with talkSPORT, McClaren said: “They’re not far away, but they have to spend the money and get the right players.

“I’ve seen Jadon Sancho play a lot for Dortmund and he’s very, very exciting, but he’s a little bit like Martial, Rashford and Greenwood and I wonder, do they really need that?

“He’s not a number nine, and Martial, Rashford and Greenwood aren’t number nines either. You’ve got to get a fox in the box, a goalscorer and number nine and they’ve got to find one quick.

“Yes, Sancho would improve the squad, but to win big games and to win cups, you need a number nine and you need two damn good centre-backs.

“[Erling] Haaland would have been perfect; a young talented striker, a number nine who can play under pressure – they’re difficult to find.

“Harry Kane, will they get him out of Tottenham? I doubt it very much, but they need someone of that ilk.”