Man Utd change transfer strategy as Ed Woodward springs into action after defeat

Signing Jadon Sancho or an alternative right winger remains a priority but there has been acknowledgment that their need for defensive reinforcements is also pressing.
Porto left-back Alex Telles looks the most likely addition to add competition for Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams, with the Brazilian keen on a move and his contract up next summer.
That would allow right-footed Williams to revert to right-back, with the club open to offers for Diogo Dalot.
Dayot Upamecano is also on United’s radar as a centre-back, having been a long-time target.
But Mirror Sport understands that the club do not believe they will be able to sign him from RB Leipzig this window.
Upamecano recently signed a new deal with a release clause which does not come into effect until next summer.
Efforts to land Telles are more advanced, whilst Dynamo Kiev’s Vitaliy Mykolenko is another target at left-back.
Luke Shaw admitted after United’s defeat to Palace that they need more additions to achieve their ambitions this season as they return to the Champions League.
“As I said, we have a very good group, but personally I think we need more players to strengthen the squad,” Shaw said.
“It can give us a boost. When you look around at how other teams are strengthening their teams, then we must also do it to keep up with the others.”
That followed Solskjaer’s declaration that the side remain “short” as they look to close on Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table.
The opening day defeat to Palace, in which Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof both struggled, looks to have made up the mind of the United top brass, particular with both the closure of the transfer window and the Champions League group stages fast approaching.
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