Dimitar Berbatov believes Jadon Sancho would be an “amazing” addition to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attacking options.
But the former Red Devils striker also warned the United boss that signing Sancho will present him with a “problem”.
Borussia Dortmund star Sancho has long-been linked with United and personal terms have reportedly been agreed, though the clubs have been unable to agree on a fee for the 20-year-old England international.
The German giants are believed to be holding out for their £108million valuation to be met as Solskjaer eyes a star-studded front four of Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.
And while Berbatov believes Sancho would be a huge hit at United, the Bulgarian highlighted an issue Solskjaer will be faced with if the transfer goes through.
“Jadon Sancho would be an amazing signing for any team, United included,” Berbatov told Betfair.
“It becomes a luxury problem to have so many attacking options, but it brings hard decisions. Someone has to be benched, and Ole will have to deliver that news to someone.
“Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are well established in world football, and Greenwood now deserves his chance to continue his progression, and I don’t want to see him stalled.”
Solskjar had a reputation for scoring off the bench while a United player and was one of a number of striking options in the legendary team of 1999 – alongside Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham and Dwight Yorke.
Berbatov believes the Norwegian’s own experience of being rotated places him well to manage his attack options if Sancho signs for United.
He added: If they pay a record fee for Sancho, no one expects the guy to sit on the bench, so at least at the start Sancho will be higher up the pecking order.
“Bear in mind, United had Ole, Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, and Teddy Sheringham – plenty of attacking options, and Ole will think he can manage this fine.”
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