CAPE TOW – Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Jadon Sancho could transform Manchester United into title contenders.
While Carragher tipped Liverpool and Manchester City to win the Premier League title, he felt the addition of Sancho could be crucial in turning Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s men into genuine title contenders.
“I do not think Manchester United are as far awas as people think,” Carragher said according to The Telegraph.
“Roy Keane shot me down last year when I said that, but I have always thought that one or two little things can turn it and for me, signing Bruno Fernandes in January has completely changed United,” said the former Liverpool man.
“That is just one signing. He came in and suddenly United were a completely different team. That is how close it is. It could be that Jadon Sancho comes in and suddenly, Manchester United are challenging for the title,” he said.
Despite it appearing as though Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund have reached an impasse in their negotiations, Carragher said he expected Ed Woodward to ultimately end up paying what was needed to get the deal done.
“When United have paid big fees for players in the past, we have all laughed and said: ‘They’ve been done again!’ People call Woodward a joke because sellings clubs can get an extra £10m to £20m from him.
“But now Borussia Dortmund have asked £108m for Sancho and because United have not paid it straight away everyone is criticising again.”