Manchester United’s failure to sign a quality right winger may haunt them big time this term but it must be remembered that there is still time to make amends in the domestic window.
The Red Devils were unable to sign Jadon Sancho, then they tried to lure Ousmane Dembele and failed as well. They even tried a loan move for Ismaila Sarr but Watford want a permanent sale for around £45million (MEN).
Reports (Goal) have indicated that Man United will not be pursuing the deal to lure the Senegalese international to Old Trafford before the domestic window deadline ends on October 16.
One of the main reasons the 20-time English champions are not looking to sign the player now because he will not be able to feature in the group stages of the Champions League.
In my view, Man Utd have to secure the signing of Ismaila Sarr no matter what.
Yes, it would be a blow that the attacker will not be able to play in the first stage of the Europe’s elite competition. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must not forget that we are badly struggling in the Premier League.
In the attacking third, so far, Martial has been horrible up front in the center forward’s role, Rashford has managed to score 1 goal in 3 Premier League outings and first choice right winger, Greenwood, is yet to find the net in the league.
We are heavily relying on Bruno Fernandes’ penalties but that are not going to save us everyday.
So, we need goals up front and failure to reinforce the attack this month could cost us big time. The level of competition for the top four places seems stronger than ever before and if the Red Devils do not improve, they might find themselves way below the CL qualification spots come January.
It must also be taken into consideration that the COVID-19 outbreak could further deteriorate the situation if unfortunately a key player tests positive. City and Liverpool have already suffered due to the pandemic this term and we should be prepared by strengthening the depth of our squad.
Therefore, Man United must splash £45million to secure the signing of Ismaila Sarr, who proved his worth in the Premier League last term. What do you think?