Every club has its acumen and pitfalls, and Manchester United is no different. The departure of the timeless Sir Alex from the club had left them in metaphorical shambles. After a plethora of managerial errors over the course of the last few years, United have finally found and built their trust in Ole.
Irrespective of the highs and lows, one should not forget the absolute counter-attacking beast of a unit Manchester United is capable of being, as all of us have seen under Ole. With new players coming in, is there any scope to make it deadlier? What can United do to inevitably improve their forward line for the future?
The Entire Sancho ScenarioUnited fans have been craving this news for aeons now. As deadly as their attack was last year, there was always a gaping hole or a missing piece. No matter how effective the forwards were, there has always been an x factor that seemed to be lacking in the squad.
Fret not, for those inhibitions are dealt with. The deal is done and dusted, and the news is part of history books now. The Jadon Sancho deal has passed through, and he is here to stay. This is extremely beneficial in more ways than one can actually fathom.
Firstly, there is a reason why Sancho is hailed so highly in the sports betting scenario. Not only is he nimble-footed and produces precise dribbles, but is deceptively quick too. Additionally, his playmaking is probably the best that any English superstar can produce in these times. A really hot topic for sports betting platforms, for all the right reasons. So all in all, Sancho means goals, and more goals means more interest sparked in the sports betting space.
Secondly, Sancho is extremely flexible with regards to positions he can play and flourish. For instance, while his natural position is on the right wing, he can also play as a left winger. Moreover, he can also bag the capabilities of playing as an extra 10, if need be. His flexibility will be extremely helpful in cases if (God forbid) an injury-prone patch hits the squad.
For instance, Rashford's predicament has made him more predisposed to injuries, leaving the left wing at the mercy of less experienced folks (or, in some matches, playing Pogba as a left-midfielder). The Sancho situation should ideally solve this; and United should most certainly make their future projects around this genius.
The Majestic Mason Trump CardDebatably the more effective Mason in the Premier League (no offence to Chelsea Fans), Greenwood is going to be a pivotal figure with regards to United forwards. Not only is he effective with long-range shooting, but his closed-space management of the ball is impeccable too.
We have seen how Pogba or Bruno have produced long balls to Mason, and him doing the rest of the job rather perfectly; sometimes all by himself. Speaking of feeding balls, with likely negotiations to bring in Camavinga to the side, you can expect more efficient through-balls too; only making Mason deadlier than ever before.
Moreover, with the Sancho deal being sealed, it is only a matter of time before Mason is assigned his number nine spot, as rightly deserved. Let's face it, he is the solid nine United have longed for for aeons. Since he resembles Rooney to a great extent (admit it, he's going to be even better), the Sancho-Mason linkup will surely take you back to the glory days of 2008.
The Cavani-Martial FlexibilityEven the most ardent United fans did not believe their eyes when a 34-year-old was signed in the proverbial senescence of his career. Despite all the doubts, Cavani has proven himself to be a masterclass. We can go as far as saying that his vision is truly unmatched in the Premier League; let alone his impeccable finishing.
On the other hand, while there is no denying that Martial has been underwhelming, especially after his golden debut and spotless year after, there is silver living here. With Cavani getting older, it is more natural for him to get less playing time in the future. This is where Martial would come in handy.
The combination of Martial-Cavani as key striker and super-sub sounds like an impeccable way to ensure more numbers being netted, so to state. This would not only give Martial the extra room to play more freely (which is what made him deadly in the first place), but would also mean better conditioning for the veteran.
Too bad for PSG, the Theatre of Dreams did provide the better climax for Cavani.
To ConcludeThere are other key elements and trump cards that will most definitely define United's positive fate of the attacking front in the days to come. For instance, Amad has proven to be a wildcard that nobody knew would shine so bright. Bruno is right there as a 7, 8, 9 and even 10.
Oh, and did we mention Sancho? body check tags ::