The Athletic’s David Ornstein and Sam Anka recently spoke about United’s new signings and expectations for the upcoming season.
“He is blessed with incredible recovery pace, which will allow any football club that has him to play with a high line.”
“He is very good in one-on-one defending, capable of winning duels both on the ground and in the air.”
“Varane is also very capable at both, marking a man and marshalling the space- something that Man United have been trying to get better at.”
At an initial fee of £34.2 million, United would be getting a bargain.
The 2018 World Cup champion has won almost every accolade at the club level.
In Sancho, United have in their team one of the best right-sided attackers in the world, claims Anka.
He mentions United’s eagerness to strengthen the right-wing position.
Sancho should solve a lot of those issues and make the club a consistent top-four candidate.
However, according to Anka, United are still two signings away from becoming genuine title contenders.
“I can see these signings taking United from a points total of 74 to 80, or 82. I can’t quite see United getting those extra 4 to 6 points to compete with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea.”
With just over a week left for the start of the season, the Red Devils are in the market for a midfielder and a right-back.
Fans will be excited to see how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side gears up for the start of what seems a very promising 2021/22 season.