Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to sit down and have a difficult chat with at least one Manchester United star when Jadon Sancho signs.

That’s according to former Red Devils striker Dimitar Berbatov, who reckons the introduction of the £100million forward will see one of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford or Mason Greenwood spending more time on the bench then they’d like next season.

United are in talks with Dortmund to sign England international Sancho, and are looking to pay north of £60m up front.

The will then pay an additional £45m in bonuses over the next two seasons, which could see the final fee rise to as much as £105m, although Manchester United are still looking to drive the overall price down.

Berbatov has no doubts that Sancho will be a great signing and improve United, but he fears this benefit will come at the cost of another Red Devils player’s development.

Jadon Sancho is edging closer to joining Manchester United

Berbatov told Betfair: “Jadon Sancho would be an amazing signing for any team, United included. It becomes a luxury problem to have so many attacking options, but it brings hard decisions. Someone has to be benched, and Ole will have to deliver that news to someone.

“Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are well established in world football, and Greenwood now deserves his chance to continue his progression, and I don’t want to see him stalled.

One of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford or Mason Greenwood may see their game time reduced

“We know United can afford to pay for Sancho, and if it happens, the club will be happy, but it will also be tricky. Over £100m is a lot of money, especially now in the current situation, but I’m sure he will be worth it.

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“Everyone at United will be watching this transfer. Rashford will know Sancho better than most from playing for England, and they will welcome the competition, but the attacking players will have doubts in their mind now.

Dimitar Berbatov has voiced his concerns

“Then, they will also use it as motivation, they’ll want to earn their spots in the team.

“If they pay a record fee for Sancho, no one expects the guy to sit on the bench, so at least at the start Sancho will be higher up the pecking order.

“Bear in mind, United had Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer], Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, and Teddy Sheringham – plenty of attacking options, and Ole will think he can manage this fine.”

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