In the build-up to this evening’s Euro 2020 final, the main talking point will once again be Gareth Southgate’s team selection. The England manager has been criticized for his starting eleven’s but will feel that choices have been justified by entry to the final.
Sancho, who is set to join Manchester United after the final against Italy, dominated headlines last month when he was restricted to just six minutes of action in the group phase.
Instead, it was Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka and Man City midfielder Phil Foden who were given the nod ahead of the 21-year-old, sparking outrage from supporters.
Saka has impressed at the tournament, but Sancho’s performance against Ukraine in the quarter-final has led to some debate over who should be starting England’s biggest game in 55 years.
Gotta start Sancho over Saka tomorrow, Saka has been ok but Sancho has slightly more big game experience
— Chris Varley (@bigcee75) July 10, 2021
If Southgate plays Saka over Sancho today, England will lose.
This isn’t a prophesy nor a prediction, this is just facts.
— Eli Kofi🖤🗡 (@eli___k) July 11, 2021
Sancho has to start tonight, Italy’s defence is well slow and he will expose it
— Fidge (@FidgeyCent) July 11, 2021
Confident for tonight. Happy to trust Southgate with whatever team he decides to go with. FWIW I think Sancho should start as he's the best player to drag us up the pitch, especially if we play 5 at the back.
— Ben Smith (@bensmithppc) July 11, 2021
Same team for me to start tonight.
Then introducing the legs of Grealish, Sancho, Foden, Henderson…..
It will be enough. I’m sure of it.
Kane and Sterling remain the match winners for us.
— East Lower (@ArsenesGlasses_) July 11, 2021
Sancho or Grealish. One of them has got to start.
— Artin (@ArtinBarawi) July 11, 2021
Manchester United announced earlier this month that an agreement had been reached with Borussia Dortmund over Jadon Sancho’s transfer, with completion expected after his involvement in the tournament.
The German club are set to receive a whopping £73m for the sale for their star winger, a dramatic decrease from their infamous £108m asking price less than 12 months ago.
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