How Manchester United could line up with £72million duo

Douglas Costa Juventus

With reports suggesting that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have to wait for a year (The Sunday Mirror) to sign Jadon Sancho, Man United may have to sign an alternative and the name of Douglas Costa has been in the focus.

The Red Devils are interested in signing the Brazilian winger and they also want to hire the services of another Juventus star in the form of Alex Sandro (Calcio Mercato). The Samba duo have a combined worth 80 million euros (£72million).

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Costa is going to turn 30 next month and would likely be a short term fix if we are to pursue Sancho again next year. Nevertheless, the South American attacker is a pacy star, who has the experience and quality to improve Man United provided that he remains fit.

In the last two years, the former Bayern Munich man has been highly injury prone.

Naturally, the 31-capped international is a right winger and if he does end up moving to Old Trafford then he should start in his preferred role. He could be deployed in the offense with the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.

As far as the left back situation is concerned, first choice star Luke Shaw is still 25 but since moving to Old Trafford in 2014, he has spent a lot of time on the treatment table.

Even in the last campaign, the England international missed 17 games due to various injury concerns (Transfermarkt). In his absence, Brandon Williams did a decent job but the 19-year-old still needs time to learn before becoming a regular starter.

In such a situation, an established left back like Alex Sandro would be a top addition. The 21-capped Selecao star should get straight into the starting XI if he does join the Red Devils.

Here is how Manchester United could line up with Costa and Sandro:


  1. I think we should sign Costa only if we’re sure he can play at least 60% of United matches. Sandro should be a good signing.

  2. Man Utd Team problem include David De Gea, he is not defending us very well anymore, so, he should also be replaced. And instead of Douglas Costa, 29 and at that high cost, it’s better we go to Sevilla FC and sign Ocampus

  3. They should go for gnabry instead of Costa
    And get rid of magic or Fred one of them has to go in order to bring a high rated midfielder to cement Man Uniteds midfield the likes of savic from Lazio is a very nice option more over instead of going for Alex Sandro who is a great LB they should go for Alex telles as he is better and can be a mentor to the young Brandon Williams lastly they need to sell rojo jhones and lindelof and by skriniar from inter he is a great defender has been mentored by godin a veteran his accusation would not only cement United’s defence but also we would we would see de gea making less errors cause he has a solid defence ahead of him

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