Live

Repeat: Off The Ball

02:00 AM-05:00 AM

Repeat: Off The Ball

Soccer

‘He fits in perfectly’ | Wes Brown on Sancho to Manchester United

Stephen Kisbey-Green
Stephen Kisbey-Green

19:27 15 Sep 2020

Ex-Manchester United defender Wes Brown spoke to former Sunderland midfielder David Meyler on Tuesday’s Off The Ball about Manchester United signing Jadon Sancho.

Rumours around the young forward signing for the Red Devils have been circulating since the beginning of August.

Brown thinks that United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær will definitely benefit from having the young winger in his team.

“I hope [they sign him], I like him,” Brown said.

“They probably are arguing over money, whether it is with the situation that is happening all over the world or something else.”

United need Sancho

Since the rumours of a transfer began, the debate over how much United would be able to pay for the 20-year-old sparked.

Regardless of the cost, however, Brown thinks that Sancho will be the perfect signing for Solskjær.

“I just think Ole is going with his signings of young players, [Sancho] fits in nice, he fits in perfect,” Brown said.

“We have got three players that we had at the end of the season, with young [Mason] Greenwood being one of them.

“To bring him in as well you’re now looking at four players that you can say any three of them can at any point.

“You could probably move a couple into a different area.”

Sancho’s star power and natural ability has impressed Brown, and he believes that anyone would be wanting to add the forward to their side.

“He is a young player, he’s talented, he’s got pace, he can score, assist, and he’s a player that opponents would be scared of, and that’s what you need in your team,” Brown said.

Transfers

Sancho and Greenwood stellar combination

Mason Greenwood has had a few great cameos at Old Trafford over the past season, as Brown thinks that Solskjær does not want to tire the young player out.

“When [Greenwood] first came in he wasn’t in quite a lot; he’d play, he’d come on for a bit, and then go off,” Brown said.

“He would never start, but the problem was he kept scoring.

“He kept scoring, which is good, but it got to the point where eventually you’d have to play him and we still need to win games.”

Since making his debut in 2018, Greenwood has played in 34 matches and found the back of the net on 10 separate occasions.

Brown thinks that using him sparingly is the best way to nurture Greenwood into becoming a star.

“At the start, the way Ole was playing [Greenwood] was perfect and you don’t want to tire him out and you don’t want to, especially early on in the season, drain him,” he said.

“You just want to bring him on [when you are] 1-0 up, 2-0 up, 3-0 up, and let him do his thing like he has been doing.”

With Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Greenwood leading the charge up front for United, the addition of a fourth young, talented forward will ensure that none of the players are too drained by the middle of the season.

“I’m going to call them three strikers, and an extra striker to help [those] three, it’s something that I think Ole knows he needs,” Brown said.

Download the brand new OTB Sports App in the Play Store & App Store right now! We've got you covered!

Subscribe to Off The Ball's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Read more about

David Meyler Jadon Sancho Man U Manchester United Mason Greenwood Mufc Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Red Devils Wes Brown

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

02:00 AM-05:00 AM

Share

Up next

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

05:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

07:00 AM-07:30 AM

Share

LIVE: OTB AM

LIVE: OTB AM

07:30 AM-10:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Share

Off The Bench

Off The Bench

12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

01:00 PM-02:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

02:00 PM-05:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

05:00 PM-06:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Newsround

LIVE: Newsround

07:00 PM-07:30 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Ball

LIVE: Off The Ball

07:30 PM-08:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

08:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

LIVE: The Football Show

LIVE: The Football Show

09:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

Off The Bench

Off The Bench

10:00 PM-11:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

11:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

12:00 AM-02:00 AM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

02:00 AM-05:00 AM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on