Man Utd on the verge of hitting ‘panic button’ with Jadon Sancho transfer accusation

Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards has slammed Manchester United in their so-far failed pursuit of Jadon Sancho. The Borussia Dortmund winger has been United’s top target from early on this summer.

A deal looked relatively straightforward with Dortmund willing to hold talks over a possible transfer.

And United were the only club expressing any interest in making an approach to sign Sancho, giving them a free run at signing one of the world’s best young talents.

But there has been frustration from both sides ever since, with Dortmund refusing to back down on their £108million asking price.

A deadline of August 10 was set by the Bundesliga outfit for United to make an official approach to sign Sancho.

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That date quickly passed with no progress being made on the 20-year-old moving to Old Trafford and now United face the very real prospect of missing out on signing any winger this summer.

There’s just under two weeks left of the transfer window with Ed Woodward now reportedly looking at alternative options such as Ivan Perisic and Ismaila Sarr.

Donny van de Beek remains United’s only signing this summer in an area which arguably wasn’t in desperate need of strengthening.

A right-sided winger has been the priority from day one and Richards can’t understand why United haven’t moved forward with a bid to sign Sancho.


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“They’ve always been a club that get the signings,” he said on The Kelly & Wrighty Show.

“Go and get the signings. What are Man United waiting for?

“They talk about competing with Manchester City and Liverpool, you can’t even secure Sancho.

“We’re not hitting a panic button just yet but this is Man United we’re talking about.”

He added: “I want to see Man United being able to sign these players because I want all these big clubs to be able to attract them.

“For me, something’s going wrong there.

“I don’t know what’s happening behind the scenes but it’s clear for everyone to see that there’s problems there.”

United are next in action on Saturday (12.30pm) when they travel to face Brighton.

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