Gareth Southgate has turned to Manchester United new-boy Jadon Sancho in their quarter-final against Ukraine, having only played him for six minutes in their four games leading up to the match in Rome.
After an impressive performance against Germany, England are aiming to make it through to back-to-back semi-finals in major international tournaments, having reached the final four in the 2018 World Cup.
Sancho is on the verge of completing a dream move to Manchester United this summer after the club announced it has reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for his transfer.
Sancho starting. It’s coming home🏴
— K.Singh (@KennySingh_97) July 3, 2021
Sancho is gonna score today btw
— Emmanuel Mordom (@emm_cfc) July 3, 2021
Jason Sancho starting, it's a beautiful day 🙏🙇
— j⚽ny (@oddias) July 3, 2021
Time for Sancho to show us what he can do
— Cam (@CamWalsh10) July 3, 2021
Well, we've got what we wanted. Sancho starts.
— Tanjil (@TMR_Madrid) July 3, 2021
Sancho time 😍 Come on England! 🏴
— Ryan Tomson (@RyanTomson3) July 3, 2021
The 21-year-old winger will be aiming to make a lasting impression on his manager to be in contention for a potential semi-final against Denmark, who eliminated the Czech Republic in the other quarter-final.
Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw are also included in the line-up, with the pair hoping to continue their fine tournament form. Maguire was awarded the ‘Star of the Match’ award against Germany, whilst Shaw was involved in both of England’s goals.