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Manchester United are reportedly still confident of signing Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

The England international was on the Red Devils’ transfer wishlist back in the summer after flourishing in the Bundesliga last season.

With no Champions League football to offer, however, Manchester United were unable to convince Sancho into making the move to Old Trafford. He previously came through the ranks at Manchester City but that isn’t believed to be an issue.

And 90min claim United are still confident of securing the 19-year-old’s signature in the future.

However, they believe their own form is currently an obstacle to any potential deal.

United have done nothing to look like they’re a side improving on last season’s woes with results going from bad to worse.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side currently sit just two points above the relegation zone, having won just two of their first eight league matches.

They could even find themselves in the bottom three if, as expected, Liverpool put them to the sword on Sunday.

Liverpool themselves have been linked with Sancho, while PSG, Barcelona and Real Madrid have also been backed to sign the Dortmund star.

United, however, still feel like they’re in with a chance of landing the forward.

Solskjaer’s side have suffered on the right wing in recent years with various players struggling in that position.

Angel Di Maria lasted just 12 months after signing from Real Madrid in 2014.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial both prefer to play on the left while Alexis Sanchez and Memphis Depay also toiled when deployed on the opposite flank.

Meanwhile, speaking recently, Dortmund assist coach Jorg Heinrich admitted he expected Sancho to leave the club in the next two years.

“Jadon can become one of the best players in Europe, or even the world,” Heinrich told Omnisport.

“It won’t be easy to keep him at Dortmund.

“We hope he plays one or two seasons longer but we all know very, very big clubs with a lot of money want to have him in their team.

“He should know Dortmund is an excellent place for young players to play consistently and to develop on a very, very high level.”

United ultimately signed Daniel James over Sancho in the summer.

And the Wales international is expected to start when the Red Devils face Liverpool on Sunday (4.30pm).



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