United must sign Sancho now or Liverpool will fight for him next season

Manchester United are at risk of missing out on Sancho if they don’t take action soon enough.

The Red Devils have been linked with the Borussia Dortmund star all summer. The 20-year-old was the club’s priority target but it has not gone according to plan so far.

The Bundesliga side have played hardball all along and insist United must meet their €120m valuation for Sancho.

The Manchester outfit remain favorites to land their target but not for long. Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool could come into the picture if United fail to land the highly-rated forward this summer.

“United have got a clear run at Sancho now – but that will change if he’s still at Dortmund next year. I’d be very surprised if Liverpool didn’t try to sign him next summer,” the former Liverpool defender told the Mirror.

“That’s why I think United will pay what they have got to pay.”

“When United have paid big fees for players in the past we’ve all laughed and said, ‘they’ve been done again’. People called [Man Utd chief executive Ed] Woodward a joke – selling clubs could always get an extra £10m or £20m from him.”

“Now Borussia Dortmund have asked £108m for Sancho. And because United haven’t paid it straight away everyone is criticising them.”

“Woodward is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.”

Sancho when asked about the transfer rumors, he replied, “No, the media’s the media. They’re always going to try and create a story, but this is how you manage it.”

“For me, I just focus on my football. I just want to do what’s best for my team and win titles at the end of the day.”

Should the Red Devils be successful in landing him, it is expected that he will become their record signing as BVB have slapped a price tag of around €120 million on their prized asset.

“I guess it’s a nice feeling to be worth so much, but again, I don’t really look at it that much,” Sancho added.

“For me, it’s about doing well for my team and doing well for myself as well.”

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