Man Utd’s exciting line up if Van de Beek is joined by Sancho and Upamecano

Manchester United aren’t done yet. While they’re on the verge of signing Donny van de Beek, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still wants more, with Jadon Sancho and Dayot Upamecano being eyed amid their fine form for Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig last term. So Express Sport will now take a look at how the club could line up.

Donny van de Beek

United are set to sign Van de Beek, with a £40million fee agreed with Ajax and the 23-year-old expected to pen a five-year deal.

And, once the deal is finalised, he’s expected to slot into the club’s midfield.

United have a plethora of options in that department, with Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Nemanja Matic, Fred, Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira all capable of playing there.

And it’s alongside Fernandes and Pogba where he should be deployed.

United are reportedly prepared to give him a deeper role should he move to Old Trafford and that means Fernandes and Pogba should be fielded slightly further forward.

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Jadon Sancho

Manchester United have struggled with right wingers ever since Cristiano Ronaldo upped and left for Real Madrid in 2009.

Angel Di Maria, Alexis Sanchez and Memphis Depay have all toiled on the flank when played there – which is why the Red Devils want Sancho.

They feel the England international can fare better than the trio, deeming him a generational talent, and think he can take the Premier League by storm.

And that’s why, should he sign, he’d be deployed on the wing that has caused United so many problems over the years.

He’d represent a substantial upgrade on Daniel James but signing him is still tricky, with Dortmund demanding £108m for their prized asset.


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Dayot Upamecano

United want to sign another centre-back this summer.

Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof have struck up a strong understanding, while Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe have both been good deputising when called upon.

But, with Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo likely to be sold, Solskjaer wants more.

And RB Leipzig powerhouse Dayot Upamecano is admired, Red Devils scouting the youngster extensively throughout the course of last season.

Upamecano recently signed a new contract with Leipzig but money talks. And United could tempt them into selling with a bumper offer.

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Van de Beek congratulated on move

Van de Beek’s move to United hasn’t been rubber-stamped just yet.

But former Tottenham star Rafael van der Vaart feels the 23-year-old deserves his imminent move to Old Trafford, saying: “Donny deserves this transfer so much.

“He has played excellent for Ajax.

“And Manchester United really need this kind of player in their team. This transfer is fantastic for us [Dutch people] too. We are all going to follow him now. This move is so deserved.”

Full United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Upamecano, Shaw, Van de Beek, Pogba, Fernandes, Sancho, Martial, Rashford

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