Berbatov suggests Man Utd transfer focus should be shifted away from Sancho

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Manchester United need to shift their focus away from Jadon Sancho before the summer transfer window shuts next month.

The Red Devils may have secured the signing of Netherlands international Donny van de Beek, but supporters have been crying out for both Sancho as well as defensive reinforcement.

Despite the England international being their key target, Borussia Dortmund have stood firm over their asking price of in excess of £100m.

Berbatov has now urged his former side to sign at least two defenders this summer as they prepare for a return to the both the Premier League and the Champions League.

Betfair Ambassador Berbatov told Daily Star Sport: “They need a central defender and a right-back.

Before adding: “They know which positions they need to strengthen in my opinion.

“Obviously their priority was to sign Sancho, but a defender is a must, but there is still time for them to react and do something.

“Probably in the last two or three days we will see what is really going to happen.”

Berbatov went on to talk about how United ended last season on the front foot, adding that he would like to see United lift the Champions League for the first time since 2008 in 2021.

The 39-year-old scored 56 goals in 149 games for the Red Devils before leaving in 2012, winning two Premier League titles and the League Cup.

He added: “It was a massive achievement from Ole to get back into the Champions League, especially when they came back after the break they played great football.

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“In the last game against Leicester they took it and deserves to be in the top four. I would like to see them win it! But we know that will be very difficult to do.

“Until the transfer window closes there is time, and they will probably strengthen with one or two signings, but for sure I would like to see them improve on the last season.

“Don’t start slow and have to catch the other teams, start strong and go on from there.”

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