MANCHESTER UNITED are believed to be in hot pursuit of Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish this summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to add a new attacking midfielder to his squad in a desperate bid to add some natural width.
How Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho compare through the 2020-21 season so far
Man Utd are believed to be hot on the trail of both Grealish and Sancho this summerCredit: AP
It’s claimed there’s a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ in place allowing the ex-Manchester City youth ace to head to Old Trafford in the upcoming window.
Grealish, 25, was another on Solskjaer’s radar – along with Three Lions pal James Maddison – before the club went all-on Sancho.
And now, in a repeat of 2020, United are set to reignite the whole saga once more in 2021.
But with both Sancho and Grealish valued at around £100million it’s unlikely the club will be able to afford both.
So who should United make their No1 priority?
We’ve taken a look at the 2020-21 season stats for the two England stars to see who’s enjoying a better campaign.
Incredibly, Sancho and Grealish have enjoyed incredibly similar seasons.
The Dortmund winger has played one more game than the Villa ce this season, with 23 matches under his belt.
Both players have scored six goals, with Grealish narrowly leading the assists stakes with ten to Sancho’s nine.
Sancho boasts a marginally better goals per 90 minutes ratio at 0.29 to Grealish’s 0.27.
But the Villa skipper narrowly leads in assists per 90 minutes on 0.46 to Sancho’s 0.43.
Grealish edges the passing accuracy stakes too at 83.2 per cent to the Bundesliga man’s 82.2 per cent.
Jadon Sancho has recovered from a shaky start to enjoy a strong 2020-21 at DortmundCredit: AP
Jack Grealish continues to get better and better at Aston Villa amid a strong seasonCredit: Getty
While Grealish leads Sancho in chances created at 75 to 62, Sancho takes the top spot in successful dribbles per game at 3.3 to 2.8 and touches this season at 1,734 to 1,431.
But Sancho is miles adrift when it comes to winning fouls.
Grealish has earned a staggering 100 free-kicks this season, compared to his 19.
Then there’s experience – Grealish is a Premier League veteran at this stage with 92 games under his belt, while Sancho has never played a senior, top-flight game in England.
So plumping for the Villa star would mean United would likely have to deal with a shorter transition period than opting for the Dortmund winger.
But in truth, either player would massively improve Solskjaer’s squad – and it could be a matter of whoever is more available this summer.
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