Man Utd told to sign star to stick ‘big two fingers up’ to Man City with Tevez-like poster


Sancho has been linked with a mega-money move to Manchester United after a fine season in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund.

The 19-year-old has been named in Gareth Southgate’s last three England squads, winning four caps including the Euro 2020 Qualifier win over Czech Republic last week.

Durham believes former Manchester City academy star Sancho would be the perfect signing for United.

And he reckons they should announce the deal with a giant ‘Welcome to Manchester’ billboard, just how City did when Carlos Tevez joined them after leaving United in 2009.

“There has been a lot of talk about Jadon Sancho and his future,” Durham said.

“There has been talk about him going to Manchester United. I just think it is absolutely perfect.

“It’s the perfect fit in so many ways. He’s a good player, give him the No 7 shirt because he would solve that problem, there’s a lot of years and a lot of miles in him yet, and it’s a big two fingers up to Manchester City.

“’Welcome to Manchester’ has got to go up, ‘Welcome back to Manchester’ should be on the billboard, that’s what it should be.

“It’s a marketing dream for Manchester United and for me it’s a no-brainer.”

Durham reckons Sancho can end the so-called curse surrounding the No 7 shirt at Old Trafford.

“It’s got to be a quality player and I think he is a quality player, I think we’ve all seen that so far,” he continued.

“But when you think about that No 7 shirt, I think that’s important because that’s starting to become a thing.

“Whether it should be or not, whether you should be more mentally stronger or not, it’s becoming a thing.

“[Cristiano] Ronaldo wore the seven, he was brilliant. Since then you’ve had Michael Owen, Antonio Valencia, [Angel] Di Maria, Memphis Depay, Alexis Sanchez.

“Sanchez was meant to solve it wasn’t he. Di Maria definitely should have solved it.

“Those No 7s that I’ve just mentioned, 13 league goals between them in 138 league games.

“In the last 10 years United have spend £100million-plus trying to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.”


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