Sunday Mirror

Ole waits a year for Sancho


a waiting game to land ole Gunnar solskjaer’s No.1 target – unless all the parties involved re-evaluate their expectatio­ns.

United believe that the full economic ramificati­ons of the pandemic will reset both the transfer market and salaries after years of spiralling costs.

And with sancho unwilling to force his departure from

Dortmund – just three years after his refusal to turn up for training at Manchester City prompted them to allow the forward to move to Germany – the feeling at United is that it would be foolish to blink first.

executive vicechairm­an ed Woodward has worked hard to get the highest wage bill in the Premier league under control during the last 12 months.

More than £1m a week has been saved by getting Alexis sanchez, Romelu lukaku, Ander Herrera and Ashley Young off the payroll.

Dortmund director of football Michael Zorc has insisted that sancho will remain in Germany for another season following a summer of speculatio­n.

Zorc’s revelation that the player has signed a contract extension until 2023 also strengthen­s Dortmund’s hand.

United risk inviting competitio­n from clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris saintGerma­in, liverpool and Chelsea next summer.

They currently have a clear run at sancho – and solskjaer will be disappoint­ed if the player remains out of reach.

The United boss told sunday Mirror sport last week that his club must spend big in the transfer market if he is to close the gap on liverpool and City at the top of the Premier league.

And solskjaer hit a £100m jackpot last season by guiding the Reds back to the Champions league.

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