Man Utd cooling Jadon Sancho transfer interest benefits four Ole Gunnar Solskjaer players

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Manchester United have reportedly cooled interest in Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho ahead of the summer transfer window. The Red Devils would prefer to sign a centre-back and centre-forward at the end of the season instead. So Express Sport will now take a look at the four players who benefit from their new stance.

Daniel James

Daniel James has been in sensational form for United of late.

He sparkled in Thursday’s 4-0 Europa League win over Real Sociedad, scoring and looking a potent threat on the right wing.

And James followed that up with a goal in the Red Devils’ 3-1 victory over Newcastle on Sunday.

Solskjaer hailed the Wales international after that game, insisting he never ‘disappeared’ and has been grafting hard behind the scenes.

So, given Sancho and James play in the same area, the United star will likely get more minutes without the Dortmund star around.

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Mason Greenwood

United tied Mason Greenwood down to a new contract last week, with the 19-year-old penning an extension that ties him to the club until 2025.

Back in the summer, it was assumed Sancho would oust him from United’s starting XI.


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But with the Dortmund star not looking likely to move to Old Trafford, Greenwood will likely continue to start most matches.

The England international has scored just one Premier League goal this term.

But his all-round game has improved considerably and the Red Devils are confident he’ll shine in the coming weeks, months and years ahead.


United signed Amad in January, paying Atalanta £37million to secure the forward’s signature.

He’s since made his debut for the club, coming off the bench and making a positive impact in the win against Sociedad on Thursday.

And United believe they’re onto a winner with the 18-year-old.

Amad plays on both flanks and would have likely found it hard battling with Sancho for a starting berth.

But, now, the youngster’s pathway to the first team is considerably clearer without the Dortmund star in the picture.

Facundo Pellistri

United signed Facundo Pellistri in the summer from Uruguayan side Penarol.

They’ve since decided to loan him out to Deportivo Alaves, with the Red Devils hopeful he can get some vital first-team action under his belt.

If Pellistri had returned to Old Trafford at the end of the season and found Sancho there, he could have been forgiven for feeling pessimistic.

But with United changing focus, that works in his favour.

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