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Manchester United’s govt vice-chairman Ed Woodward did not land his prime goal this summer time (Getty)

Rene Meulensteen believes Manchester United made two key failures within the switch window by prioritising a transfer for Jadon Sancho and failing to safe an early deal for a world-class striker.

United had made Sancho their prime goal for the summer time however refused to fulfill Borussia Dortmund’s €120 million (£107.8m) asking worth.

Having did not land Sancho, United have been then compelled right into a late flurry on deadline day which led to the signings of Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles, 18-year-old Uruguayan winger Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo, who will stay with Atalanta till January.

And Meulensteen believes Cavani might want to hit the bottom working or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will proceed to undergo the identical issues in assault.

‘United want an actual striker, a correct No.9, one like Erling Haaland,’ Meulensteen wrote in his column for Manchester United Supporters Membership Scandinavia.

‘Simply take a look at Bayern Munich about how necessary a striker is for them. Ask Tottenham or Leicester what a striker means. For me it’s unusual {that a} striker has not been the principle objective for United.

Edinson Cavani joined Manchester United on a free transfer on deadline day

Edinson Cavani joined Manchester United on a free switch on deadline day (AFP by way of Getty Photographs)

‘Marcus Rashford can play striker, however he isn’t a typical striker. Anthony Martial can present objectives, however he’s no objective scorer.

‘Now Edinson Cavani has signed however I don’t assume Manchester United ought to search for a 33-year-old on the final day of the switch window.

‘Cavani has a powerful scoring report however he is aware of nothing about Premier League. I actually hope he adapts quick and will get began.

Jadon Sancho was Manchester United's top target for the summer

Jadon Sancho was Manchester United’s prime goal for the summer time (Getty Photographs)

‘It’s onerous to know how United find yourself within the place that they must hurry round for gamers on deadline day.’

Meulensteen additionally believes United have been improper to focus on Sancho and believes the arrival of the England worldwide might have hindered Mason Greenwood’s development.

‘On daily basis within the switch window there have been rumours about Jadon Sancho. Now the switch didn’t occur anyway however my opinion is that Sancho just isn’t what United at the start want. Spending a lot cash on such a participant raises many questions,’ mentioned the previous United coach.

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‘And one in all them is what position ought to Mason Greenwood have performed?

‘One other factor with this switch saga is that if Dortmund had been able to promote him, then they might have bought him earlier in the summertime so that they had time to signal a alternative.

‘As time glided by earlier than the deadline, it appeared unlikely to me that it will occur.

‘Dortmund have been very steadfast all the way in which, however my sincere opinion is that Sancho just isn’t value £100 million.’

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