Sancho interest is the ultimate sign of faith in Solskjaer that Mourinho was refused last summer

Just a week after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed Manchester United manager, the Red Devils are apparently looking to break their club record transfer fee by splashing £100million on England youngster Jadon Sancho.

Man Utd have also been linked with Youri Tielemans in recent days, showing that Solskjaer is being trusted to build his own team for the future by signing young players.

Failed to back Mourinho

This comes just one season removed from a summer of disappointment and inaction for United in the transfer window where targets weren’t acquired and money wasn’t spent.

It was no secret that Jose Mourinho wanted a wide forward to bolster his ranks last summer and challenge for the title with Ivan Perisic a recurring target of the Portuguese.

Mourinho complained numerous times in the press about the lack of support shown from the board and in the end, the absence of signings in key positions played a hand in his eventual departure.

There was a complete lack of faith shown by the board and that likely filtered down to the players, whose performances fell off a cliff as Mourinho was sent packing.

Faith shown in Solskjaer

Now Ole’s at the wheel and he has restored a feel-good factor at Old Trafford, putting them back in contention for the Champions League places and bringing good performances out of their star players.

Solskjaer’s first signing as United boss may very well be a club record as Sancho’s name has been linked with the 20-time champions of England on almost a daily basis. £100m is the rumoured fee for Sancho and that signing just goes to shows the financial power United have when they want to back a manager.

In stark contrast to last summer, the signing of Sancho would be the ultimate show of faith to Solskjaer; spending £100m on a 19-year-old ushers in a new transfer policy at the Theatre of Dreams. However, it still remains that Solskjaer may not even get United into the top four.

Mourinho was coming off the back of a season where he had finished second and his team looked primed and ready to battle Man City for the right to be called champions, but the club refused to back him sufficiently in the transfer market.

Now just 12 months later, United may be getting the winger they needed last year, but the difference is that Mourinho won’t be there to see it happen.