Jadon Sancho to Man Utd transfer won’t make the Glazers popular with fans – PETER CROUCH

Crouchy has fired a warning to the Glazers.


It’s the summer transfer window and that means Manchester United will be linked with some of the biggest names on the planet. This year it’s Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Eduardo Camavinga. They’ve got loads of cash to spend and it looks like they might actually use it this time.

Sancho seems to be a done deal from Borussia Dortmund for £73m, but big-money transfers won’t change United fans’ perception of the Glazer family. The owners’ problems are too deep-rooted to be solved just by spending a few quid.


They cannot buy the fans’ happiness. Look, it’s a positive step and I think United fans will love Sancho, but the damage has been done over the years and looks impossible to rebuild.

It’s about the soul of the club, not how much money the noodle sponsors generate.

They’ve spent loads of money on players before, but recruitment has been poor. How many average centre backs do they have? Edinson Cavani is class but he’s not a long-term solution. Their entire way of running the club is what angers United fans.


London calling for Lukaku

Talking of strikers, Romelu Lukaku has to be a target for Premier League clubs, without a doubt. Look at the money you’d have to spend to get Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe or even Harry Kane. It would cost a lot less to get Lukaku, yet he’s a banker for Premier League goals. 

He gets better every season and I wouldn’t bet against him winning the Euros Golden Boot now. Belgium are a top side and he’s going to get more goals. The obvious English destination is Chelsea, though. He’d fit in there. They’ve got pace, which suits him, willing runners, and they’d have an abundance of ability around him. 

He’s been at Chelsea before and I think he’s got something to prove there. I could see him being a good fit under Thomas Tuchel. Similarly, if Chelsea sign Erling Haaland, they are title contenders without a doubt.

They’ve got a squad capable of a title challenge and will have confidence after winning the Champions League. If they get Haaland, they’re 100% in it. It’s going to be a fascinating season to see if anyone can topple Manchester City. 

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