Football transfer rumours: Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United?

Today’s right honourable tell-all makes some characteristically Wykehamist points – highly intelligent but fundamentally wrong

With Ole Gunnar Solskjær finally officially announced as Manchester United’s new manager, the club will presumably set about trying to acquire the summer transfer targets he has identified. The Manchester Evening News say the club’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, is ready to abandon the Mourinho-esque policy of signing big-name players with plenty of experience and then leaving them on the bench or in the stands, in favour of a more long-term approach involving the recruitment of signing younger big-name players that have forged their reputations at other clubs.

In the market for a central defender, full-back, a central midfielder and a forward, the names of West Ham’s Declan Rice, Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi, Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka are the latest to be – preposterously in at least two cases – bandied about in various media outlets.

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