Jadon Sancho would be an unnecessary signing for Man United as they already have Rashford, Martial and Mason Greenwood. Berbatov shares his thoughts.
For months, talk of Jadon Sancho joining the Red Devils has pretty much been the order of the day.
United continue to be linked with the youngster who finished the current season with a brilliant individual haul.
In plain terms, the aim to sign Sancho would be to add firepower to United’s current lineup. But what if they already do as it stands?
Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have both scored an impressive 15 goals each in the Premier League alone this season.
Elsewhere, in-form teenager Mason Greenwood has chipped in another eight goals in the mix. In total, the trio have 55 goals to their names in all competitions. Taking that into perspective, it is four more than that of Liverpool trio Salah, Mane and Firmino.
Berbatov believes all of this means United don’t really need Sancho. Also, his arrival could hinder the development of Mason Greenwood.
“Looking at how the squad are doing at the moment I don’t think signing Sancho is necessary,” Berbatov told The Mirror.
“Look at the front three from the other night, the speed of Martial, Rashford and Greenwood was great to watch, their link up play was fantastic.
“Football is a funny thing, you have a great young player in Sancho, but at the same time you have a great young player in Greenwood.
“United have to question if they are ready to sacrifice and halt the development of Greenwood, one of their own, to bring Sancho in.
“They could have both and rotate not only them two, but Martial and Rashford.
“You have to ask the manager and the player, if someone is signing for United they will be expecting to play every game, otherwise why are you going there to sit on the bench?”
Many parties still believe Sancho wants a move to Old Trafford this summer. It could be the signing of the summer if the Red Devils get it sorted.