Graeme Souness believes Manchester United should snub a move for Jadon Sancho (Picture: Sky Sports)

Graeme Souness believes Manchester United should avoid spending £100million on Jadon Sancho this summer and instead strengthen in other areas.

Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified Borussia Dortmund and England forward Sancho as his top summer target.

While Dortmund insist the 20-year-old is not for sale, Manchester United remain interested in securing his signature in a move that could cost more than £100m.

Premier League legend Souness believes signing Sancho should not be Solskjaer’s priority, however, and says the Manchester United manager instead needs to bolster his squad in other areas.

The Red Devils enjoyed a superb second-half of the season to finish third in the Premier League, and face Sevilla in the semi-finals of the Europa League on Sunday evening.

Souness told The Times: ‘It looks like Manchester United will have to spend the best part of £100million to get Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund in this window and I’m not sure that’s their priority.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign the Borussia Dortmund and England star (Picture: Getty)

‘There are other places they need to strengthen because Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford can score in any company.’

Souness was particularly complimentary of teenage forward Greenwood, who has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Old Trafford, scoring 18 goals in all competitions.

‘Greenwood has everything going for him,’ Souness added.

‘His age, athleticism, technique and that sixth sense that the very best have. He takes the ball early and strikes it beautifully.

‘If you look at a lot of Lionel Messi’s goals, you see play developing and the goalkeeper getting set and then the next thing the ball’s in the back of his net and he has not moved because Messi takes it so early.

‘I’m not saying Greenwood is in Messi’s class, it’s very early to call him, but he looks better than Martial and Rashford when it comes to that sixth sense and should get more goals than them over the course of his career.

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‘He will make goalkeepers work more by hitting the target with more of his shots.

‘We must not fall into the trap of going too big, too early on a young boy who has burst on to the scene this year, but he has enormous potential and looks to be a really good lad as well.’

Manchester United face Sevilla in the Europa League semi-finals having beaten Copenhagen in the previous round.

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