England win over Denmark reminds Manchester United of growing transfer issue

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sent an important reminder during England's victory over Denmark at the European Championship - plus other talking points from a famous night at Wembley.

Manchester United have two players in strongest England XI

There was always going to be fierce debate regarding how Gareth Southgate lined his side up to face Denmark on Wednesday night, but nobody questioned the involvement of either Luke Shaw of Harry Maguire.

The defensive duo have established themselves as undroppable options for both club and country and on current form deserve to be in the discussion as the best in the world in their positions.

With summer plans to add Raphael Varane and another defender to the squad it is clear to see how important Ole Gunnar Solskjaer views reinforcing the back line in regards to achieving his ambitions next season.

In English duo Maguire and Shaw they not only have two rejuvenated national heroes, but they have the foundations of a Premier League title winning defence again.

Unavoidable transfer issue

Both sides approached the match with a fluidity in attack, but they were only able to do so by building upon solid foundations behind them.

England and Denmark have both utilised defensive midfielders to great success during Euro 2020, which fittingly led to many of Europe's best taking to the Wembley pitch.

Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips did the dirty work in midfield for Southgate's side while Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Thomas Delaney did the same on the Danish side.

With the addition of Jadon Sancho this summer United will add even more attacking power to a team which already oozes attacking threat, but it will be crucial to strike the right balance in midfield to make things work.

Nemanja Matic remains the only specialist in such a role at Solskajer's disposal and adding a new holding midfielder has to be considered a priority before the end of the window.

Eduardo Camavinga is one such player currently being monitored by United, though he is seen as a potential long-term investment rather than someone who would arrive and suddenly add the required steel to midfield. West Ham star Rice very much remains the dream.

England players celebrate an own goal by Simon Kjaer

Solskjaer's trust in Sancho

United supporters on social media were perplexed by Sancho's omission when the team news was initially leaked online; after all, he had stolen the show with a brilliant display against Ukraine last week.

Yet his demotion to the bench was simply down to the nature of the opposition rather than any lack of ability.

Sancho, 21, still needs to work a bit harder if he is to gain the full trust of Southgate but it will be interesting to see how much faith Solskjaer puts into his new signing having chased him for over a year.

The Norwegian coach has often been criticised for his over reliance on a small core of players and it would be huge compliment to Sancho if he can ever be deemed an undroppable.

Given his £72.9m price-tag most fans will be expecting a permanent role for Sancho in the starting line up come next season, though his rotational role for England suggests it might not be such a formality - even considering his exceptional ability.