Treble winner questions Man Utd for not hijacking £55m move

Date published: Saturday 4th July 2020 9:49

Man United missed a trick by not making a sensational last-ditch attempt to sign Leroy Sane from bitter rivals Manchester City, according to former Old Trafford favourite Dwight Yorke.

Sane, 24, has left Manchester City for Bayern Munich in a deal which could cost the German side £54.8million.

But Yorke feels Man United should have attempted to hijack the bid to take the Germany winger across Manchester.

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With plenty of speculation linking Jadon Sancho with a summer move from Borussia Dortmund to Old Trafford, it is Sane who Yorke was more keen to see in a red shirt.

Reiterating comments made last month, the Treble winner explained that “the boy Sane” would bring “balance” to the Man United attack.

“I think United were always going to try to bring in a big name as always,” he said of United’s summer recruitment plans.

“That’s always been at the forefront of the club to make sure we try to stay ahead. I looked at our attacking players at the moment and it’s really exciting for me.

“I like to balance my team a bit and if there’s one thing we are missing ideally in that team at the moment it is a really good left-footed player who can give you something.

“I would have hijacked the boy Sane. I think he is a terrific player and would really send a message. All that rivalry and next door stuff. He’s just something really out of the box.

“I really like him, he’s direct, he’s got pace, he’s got power, he’s at the right age and the right ingredients.”

Sane dismissed speculation linking him with a move to Old Trafford in November 2018, stating “that won’t happen at all” as “I’m on the right side”. Clearly.


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