Jadon Sancho fits the bill – and my message to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is to break the bank and buy him – ASAP
He’s on the verge of being world class, knows all about Manchester from his time at City, and if the Reds are going to get back their glory years then he’s just the sort of match-winner we need.
There’s been talk that Daniel James might be sent off on loan to make room for Sancho, but that’s got to be nonsense.
You can’t get enough pace in a team, and both Sancho and James are perfect for United’s counter-attacking style.
Dortmund will no doubt hang on for a record-breaking fee for the England winger who City had in their grasp in the academy before allowing him to leave.
If I was in Ole’s shoes, I would be trying to find a way to move on Paul Pogba, who since his £90m move from Juventus has hardly ripped up any trees.
In fact, he’s only performed to the level we all expected in half a dozen matches for us.
United, not just because of injury-troubled Pogba’s poor form but also because of the effects of the pandemic, won’t be getting anything like £90m for the French World Cup winner.
But we should cut our losses and bring in Sancho AND Jack Grealish (above) from Aston Villa.
These are the sort of players that can make a real difference and get the Reds back up there challenging Liverpool, City, and the usual suspects from Europe, for the top honours.
United are odds-on at Betfred to land Sancho this summer – but expect competition from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.
Talking of Sancho, he’s given us a boost on the betting front, with punters looking to bet on the Bundesliga.
His team, Borussia Dortmund, have been especially popular as we all await the resumption of the Premeir League on Wednesday.
Ahead of our high street shops reopening tomorrow (Monday), we’ve already seen significant interest on City’s game against Arsenal on Wednesday evening.
I was thinking the Blues might play a weakened team, given the league is already decided, their runners-up spot is all but guaranteed, and they still have interest in the FA Cup and Champions League.
But Pep Guardiola (above) should be applauded for the fact he always shows he has great respect for whatever competition his club are in by often fielding a full-strength team.
When the Bundesliga restarted, there were not many bookings, which might have been the effect of games being played behind closed doors.
However, it’s strange to report that in two successive rounds of Saturday games ALL 10 teams picked up three or more bookings.
And guess what – there were six canny Betfred customers who used pocket money to get on that happening at 250/1 as part of our #PickYourPunt promotion.
It didn’t cost us a fortune on this occasion, but there were one or two who emptied my pocket of £1000.
Finally, don’t forget the FA Cup will be soon upon us – and City are, surprise surprise, 4/6 favourites at Betfred to lift the famous old trophy.