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Man Utd chief Ed Woodward tipped to complete three transfers after Jadon Sancho twist

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward produced a major twist last night when he threatened to pull out of negotiations with Borussia Dortmund for Jadon Sancho because he feels they are being unrealistic in their demands.

Dortmund want United to pay £108million which is difficult given the current climate caused by the coronavirus.

The Red Devils were hoping to put together a package which includes instalments and add-ons to soften the initial financial blow.

Although United are trying to take a firm stance, former Rangers manager Ally McCoist thinks Woodward will still do what he can to capture Sancho.

He also tipped the chief to complete another two deals in order to close the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City.

“They certainly need, for the Champions League, to strengthen their squad,” McCoist told talkSPORT.

“You look at the boys that they have got, the lads up front have been tremendous.

“[Mason] Greenwood, absolutely love [Anthony] Martial and [Marcus] Rashford. I definitely think they could do with another one.

“I still think they need two or three from their point of view, to consistently challenge at the top of the league.

“I would say the signing of Sancho would be a massive boost to United.

“At the end of the season they qualified for the Champions League so they definitely need a bigger and stronger squad and he would certainly add to that.”

Woodward is working on other targets with Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish thought to be on his radar.

However, McCoist thinks a new goalkeeper and centre-back should be the priority after Sancho.

“I still think they need another centre-back to go with [Victor] Lindelof and [Harry] Maguire,” he added.

“One of the biggest question marks, never mind Sancho, is the goalkeeper. We don’t know what is going to happen there.

“Is Henderson going to come back? He is in the paper today saying I want to come back and play.

“It is certainly an interesting time for Manchester United fans.”

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