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3 players Manchester United should target to solve their right-wing problems

Saurabh Tyagi
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24 Jan 2019, 01:36 IST

Di Maria took the iconic no. 7 jersey at United
Di Maria took the iconic no. 7 jersey at United

Since the departure of Luis Nani from Manchester United, it's been no secret that the club is crying out for a right winger. Post Sir Alex Ferguson's departure from the club, United have tried many different players on the right wing, but it is safe to say that the position still remains a major issue.

Under manager Louis Van Gaal, the club signed Angel Di Maria, who could play on the right wing, from Real Madrid but the player could not settle in at the club and left just after one season.

Since then, the club has tried Spanish midfielder Juan Mata, England internationals Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford on the right wing, but that has clearly not worked out, as Rashford is excelling at the centre-forward position.

The club ranks 20th amongst the Premier League clubs when it comes to attacking from the right-hand side of the field, which makes the overall play of the team very one dimensional.

With the season coming to a close in another four months, Manchester United's first priority should be to sign a player who can play on the right wing. There are various options the club could try and sign in the transfer window. 

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#3 Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

The English attacker is playing at a high level this season
The English attacker is playing at a high level this season

Jadon Sancho left Manchester city for Borussia Dortmund in search of first-team opportunities.

Having made his way through the first team at Dortmund, Sancho is the real breakthrough star of this season. The young winger has grabbed the eyeballs of big European clubs playing on the right side of the attack, along with the likes of Marco Reus and Paco Alcacer.


Sancho has scored six goals and assisted eight in 17 appearances for the German side in Bundesliga. The Englishman, who was primarily a left winger has made the right side his own ahead of Christian Pulisic. The 18-year old's impressive run earned him a well deserved England National team call-up as well.

Sancho is a player who is fast at dribbling and loves to cut inside from wide area. He has shown his linkup and one-touch passing qualities at Dortmund. He would complement the young and fast attacking players of Manchester United very well.

With age on his side, Sancho has the qualities to be one of the best in the world in the coming years. His Manchester connection could help United land him in the coming summer and the youngster can make the right wing his own for years to come.

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