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Liverpool overtake Man United in the race for English world-beater

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Jadon Sancho remains Manchester United's preferred choice

Liverpool overtake Manchester United in the pursuit of Jadon Sancho

According to The Independent, Manchester United have been overtaken by Liverpool in the race to sign Jadon Sancho.

The Red Devils were heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer. However, the transfer window is not shut with the player still at Borussia Dortmund.

In what was the saga of the summer, United were unable to force Dortmund’s hand and land one of the best young players in world football.

Liverpool have overtaken Manchester United in the race for Jadon Sancho
Liverpool to rival Manchester United for Jadon Sancho (Getty Images)

The 21-year-old was more than willing to go to Old Trafford this summer. With that failing to materialize, the player’s entourage is now willing to re-assess options. 

This has seen Liverpool and also Bayern Munich overtake us as prospective suitors. Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has already spoken to the player and is a fan of his exploits.

While the Merseysiders could not afford to stump up major cash to complete the deal, that is expected to change next summer.

Jurgen Klopp is a fan of Sancho
Jurgen Klopp is a fan of Sancho

It would appear that United have made a right mess of their best opportunity to land the English winger. While there is no guarantee that we cannot still get him, the prospect of having a free go at his signing looks to be over.

According to the report, Sancho is believed to be in favour of joining Liverpool. Him doing so will be yet another blot on what has been a sketchy record in the transfer market.

Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward
Ed Woodward has only himself to blame for the Sancho fiasco

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Sancho was one of those players who would have helped us close the gap at the top. The prospect of Liverpool signing him is a sobering thought.

Rather than closing the gap, it could actually see them increase their lead over us. United have done a right job of messing up the deal. Unfortunately in the cut-throat world of football, there will be consequences.