Michael Owen hails ‘superstar’ Manchester United signing

Manchester United’s marquee signing of the summer, Jadon Sancho, has been hailed as a ‘superstar’ by former Liverpool player Michael Owen. The 21-year-old made his debut for the club against Leeds United nine days ago but is yet to start for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

After two substitute appearances, it’s likely that the former Manchester City youth player will be rewarded with a starting berth against Wolves next week before the first international break of the summer.

Owen has reserved special praise for Sancho following the move and insisted that the exciting winger is a ‘superstar’.

“Sancho, I don’t think there are any question marks. I used to watch him as a kid at Manchester City’s academy and to say he blew you away back then was an understatement,” he told Premier League Productions, via the Manchester Evening News.

“You just knew he was going to be a superstar player. By all accounts, a couple of people out there in Germany – who watch a lot of football – tell me that he was absolutely outstanding.

“They couldn’t believe that he didn’t get a regular berth in the England national team at the Euros.”

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Sancho was earmarked as a potential signing by Solskjaer as early as in his first summer but a move never materialised until this summer. The prolonged pursuit will, however, swiftly be forgotten and focus will turn towards his performances.

Marcus Rashford’s long-term injury could offer him a position on the left side of attack, the position he favoured in his final season at Dortmund. Solskjaer’s team selection against Wolves next week will be telling.

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