Man Utd told to ditch flop winger Jadon Sancho and seal Kaoru Mitoma transfer as Brighton star is 'rare' winger | The Sun
MANCHESTER UNITED should get rid of Jadon Sancho and replace him with Brighton winger Kaoru Mitoma, according to Red Devils legend Paul Parker.
Sancho, 23, has started just two Premier League games since October as the England star continues to struggle to settle at Old Trafford.
He has registered just 10 goals and four assists in 63 appearances since arriving from Borussia Dortmund for £73million in 2021.
By contrast, Mitoma, 25, has been a standout player in the Premier League this season.
Joining Brighton for £2.7m in 2021 before being loaned out to Union Saint-Gilloise until last summer, the Japanese international has hit the ground running since breaking into the Seagulls' side.
His five goals and one assist show just a fraction of the impact he has had on Roberto De Zerbi's side and the south-coast outfit could command a big fee.
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But Parker, who won two Premier League titles with Man Utd, believes he would be worth it as he can be a defender's nightmare.
Speaking to MyBettingSites, he said: "Mitoma gave Trent-Alexander Arnold a very bad time but to be fair, a lot of people have done that.
"I really like him. He is very direct and he wants to go on the outside of his opponent, which is a rarity in today’s football. No defender wants that and he is very good at that."
Parker, who received 19 England caps, is aware bringing in transfer target Mitoma would likely see one of United's forwards exit the club.
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Erik ten Hag is blessed with an array of options either side of the frontman including Marcus Rashford, Antony, Sancho, Alejandro Garnacho, Anthony Martial, Anthony Elanga, Bruno Fernandes and Facundo Pellistri.
But Parker insists he would have no problem with his old club axing Sancho.
He added: "I would love to see him at Man United but then they have to offload some of their wingers and they could start with getting rid of Jadon Sancho. I would rather have Mitoma in the squad than him.
“He has proven himself in the Premier League and I doubt that Sancho will ever do that. I think he should go back to Germany and play in his comfort zone where he is best.
“But if he comes to the club Man United needs to figure out what to do with Rashford, who is best at the left wing. But that’s a luxury problem to have two good wingers."
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