“I haven’t really thought about it like that,” Matondo added when asked about a potential return to to the Premier League.

“I just want to do well at Schalke and give back what they have invested into me.

“I just want to give my all and then whatever happens in the future happens. Never say never.”

Matondo is an exciting raw talent with plenty of potential. But he is not the ready-made solution to United’s problem on the right-flank and Solskjaer may benefit from remaining patient in his Sancho chase and instead promoting the likes of Largie Ramazani from the academy to bolster his attacking options.