Jadon Sancho has been warned that he must avoid moving to Manchester United at all costs, with Dean Windass saying “he can do better than that.”
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, the former Hull City striker believes it wouldn’t be the right fit for Sancho to grow or improve as a player due to the lack of silverware United have won recent years.
The 20-year-old was closely linked with a switch to Old Trafford in the summer, but a transfer failed to materialise, with Borussia Dortmund refusing to budge on their £108m valuation.
Ed Woodward has been put under immense pressure over a perceived lack of spending and even had a group of angry fans gather outside his house in Cheshire in protest at the club’s failed transfers at the start of the year.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had made it clear that the England international was his top target in the transfer window, but he was forced to settle for relatively unknown youth talents in Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri in the end instead.
Sancho stayed at the Signal Iduna Park for the time being at least but Dortmund have won just two out of their past seven games across all competitions, via Transfermarkt.
They have scored fewer goals than their Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen and are eight points behind the defending champions as they currently lie fifth in the table, with their former boss Lucien Favre sacked after an embarrassing defeat at the hands of newly-promoted VfB Stuttgart.
When asked if he feels Sancho should push for a move to Old Trafford, Windass told Football FanCast:
“Not now. At the time in the summer when everyone was talking about him (then maybe) but I think he can do better than that, he’s only a young kid.”
“Why would you want to go to Manchester United now? You’re not going to win anything!”
“If they came knocking on your door four or five years ago, there’d be queues outside the place trying to get in. There are no queues there now.”
Sancho has no shortage of suitors, with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Premier League leaders Liverpool all retaining an interest in the right-winger.
The former City academy product has provided three goals and six assists in 17 games across all competitions, via Transfermarkt, although he is yet to score in the Bundesliga so far this season.
As it stands, given his contract will run out in 2023 and that Dortmund have remained steadfast in their valuation, it seems unlikely any club will want to take the risk in a market that has been severely hit by the economic trauma caused by the pandemic.
However, whether or not Sancho will want to move to Old Trafford at the end of the season remains to be seen.