Owen Hargreaves names three signings Man United should make

Owen Hargreaves has his say on who Man United should target in the transfer window next year

Owen Hargreaves
Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves (Photo: BT Sport)

Owen Hargreaves has urged Manchester United to consider signing Declan Rice, Jadon Sancho and a new striker to bolster their squad next year.

The Red Devils only made three signings in the summer transfer window as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer chose to bring in Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire and Daniel James.

Manchester United have made a mixed start to the Premier League season and have only won two of their opening five games to leave them in fourth place in the table heading into this weekend’s round of fixtures.

With the January transfer window gradually drawing nearer, attentions will start to turn to the players Manchester United may look to target in the new year.

And former Manchester United midfielder Hargreaves seems to think that the Red Devils should target both Rice and Sancho – as well as a number nine – next year.

Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro, Hargreaves said: “It takes time with young players you never know sometimes what you’re going to get.

“Can United ‘out football’ Liverpool and City? No. United’s two wins in the Premier League this season against Chelsea and Leicester have been when they’ve counter attacked.

“Ultimately you’ve got to find a way to win games. I think the next phase is getting players that can make the difference. I think Declan Rice at the base of the midfield in this team makes a difference. I think Jadon Sancho would be a perfect player for this team and they need a number nine, whoever that may be.

“It’s a work in progress and it’s going to take time but at some point they’re going to have to invest. Eventually you have to buy.

“Declan Rice fits in here – whether it’s £50m, £60m – he fits in here. He fits the model of being young and British.

“Sancho is nailed on for this team even if you pay £120m for him he’s there for the next decade. You almost can’t overpay on a player like Sancho.”

Manchester United are currently preparing for their trip to West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils are aiming to make it back to back wins in the Premier League this season after their 1-0 victory over Leicester City last time out.

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