Gary Neville picks apart Man Utd’s "desperate" Jadon Sancho transfer approach

Gary Neville has criticised Man Utd's "desperate" transfer business and says the club should have already moved on from trying to sign Jadon Sancho.

The Borussia Dortmund winger appears no closer to joining United this summer despite months of interest.

United have refused to pay Dortmund's £108million asking price and have long missed their deadline to have a deal sorted by August 10.

The 20-year-old remains United's priority signing this summer though, but Neville feels it's time his old club changed tack and looked elsewhere.

“Like everyone else they had three months off because of coronavirus, so I don’t think it should be the case they didn’t have the resource or time to get things done," Neville told PA news (via TalkTalk).

“ Chelsea got their business done, City have got three or four pieces done. I don’t think timing’s the issue.

“It’s just a thing with United that every time they go for a player in the last four, five, six years it feels they are a little bit desperate.

“They think they can hang on but they always pay it (the asking fee) in the end.

“That’s sometimes where I think you can take control, give a hard deadline and say ‘we’re moving away from this deal’."

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United have done some business, snapping up talented Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek on a £40million deal.

They are also in the market for further additions having made enquiries about Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara while Real Madrid have offered them left-back Sergio Reguilon.

It seems United continue to put all their eggs in one basket with Sancho though, but Dortmund are adamant the player is going nowhere which could see them miss out altogether.

“That’s been the frustration with Sancho,” Neville added.

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“The fact that it’s dragged on. Just say to Dortmund ‘leave him there’ and go get another player.

“There are plenty of players around, there can’t be just one player you’re chasing.

“It is frustrating but I do think United have been better in these last couple of seasons, more careful and not making mistakes either.

“If you can’t get a deal done (for Sancho) you have to move on. You certainly have to give hard deadlines on players.”

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