That didn’t happen in the end, however, with Sancho lured to Borussia Dortmund by the guarantee of first-team football.

United enquired about a deal in 2019 but their failure to qualify for the Champions League ultimately counted against them.

And they again failed with their pursuit for the winger back in the summer, priced out of a deal by their Bundesliga rivals.

With the coronavirus crisis likely to change the transfer landscape, however, there’s now been a development