How would Jadon Sancho fit in Manchester United?
Jadon Sancho is the latest Borussia Dortmund sensation. He moved to the Bundesliga in 2017 from the youth academy of Manchester City.
In May 2017, Sancho was part of the England under-17 team that reached the final of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, and was named player of the tournament for his performances
In October the same year he won FIFA u-17 World Cup with the u-17 national team of England.
Sancho made his debut for the club against Eintracht Frankfurt on 21 October, becoming the first Englishman to play a Bundesliga match for Borussia Dortmund. He scored his first goal in April 2018 in the 4-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen. He was exceptional that game, as he also noted two assists.
Sancho evolved in one of the best players of the club, scoring 8 and assisting 13 goals in all competitions this season. His rise helped Dortmund get back to the first place of the Bundesliga.
He debuted for England on 12 October 2018. Sancho has 3 caps for the national team.
Solskjaer admitted that United weren’t on PSG’s level and they won’t reach that level without significant investment in the squad this summer. He also said the the club is looking for a player with uniqueness and ‘X factor’.
Me and Mick (Phelan) came in and of course we wanted to bring a confidence into the players that we trust them because we do.
They are here because they are special. Manchester United never sign players if they don’t have any uniqueness or X factor about them. We should never forget what badge they are wearing because they are special.
Would Jadon Sancho do that for Manchester United? We think yes. He is fast, agile and excellent with the ball. He can score, he can assist, he can dribble and run a counter attack… and most of all – he is a right winger. And that’s what United lacks at the moment.
With Mata getting older and slower, and Alexis Sanchez playing in poor form United will have to invest in a player who can play wide.
The Englishman could be a dream signing for Ole Gunnar Solskajer as he would be a perfect fit into his playing system.
United would likely have to offer a club-record fee to land Sancho but at just 18 years old he has at least 15 years of top-level football ahead of him.