Sky Sports journalist Anton Touloi staged a passionate, minute-long rant about the way Manchester United have been monitoring the Jadon Sancho situation, and it is definitely something a majority of the United faithful will have mutual feelings about.
Ed Woodward and the way he runs affairs as the executive vice-chairman at the club has been subject to intense criticism due to both the club’s lack of form on field as well as their transfer activity off the field.
He made a very valid point about United’s debatable approach in this summer’s transfer window about the potential acquisition of the Borussia Dortmund forward.
Touloi clearly stated his opinion on the way Woodward is handling the situation in a pandemic-struck market when the club should be going all out for one of the best young players in the club, who might be a potential game changer for United for both the present and the future.
Touloi expressed his inability to understand United’s hesitation to try and land their top target for this summer when it is clearly their best chance to do so.
He stated that he thinks that Sancho fits every parameter Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for in a world class talent to improve his squad, and it would be extremely hard to get him under the noses of European giants such as Bayern Munich, Barcelona or Real Madrid in case he is able to light up the Bundesliga this season.
Reports have suggested that Sancho had agreed with the club about his personal terms, but both clubs were unable to find a transfer fee due to Dortmund’s very high valuation of him.
Touloi also mentioned United’s 2-0 loss at home to Crystal Palace in their first league game of the season as a reason why they need someone of Sancho’s calibre, a game where they kept 70% possession but had a serious lack of incision in the final third with only four shots.
Touloi ended his heated rant with a statement to the club: addressing the authority directly and telling them to act like who they are: “Manchester freaking United.”
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 23, 2020
"You just lost to Crystal Palace, Do you want an absolute star? You're Manchester freaking United. Start acting like it"@SkyAnton getting heated in his message for Manchester United pic.twitter.com/bg6odae6ed