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Jadon Sancho’s always been in a hurry but he will have to wait for Old Trafford breakthrough

Manchester United’s two-year-long pursuit of Jadon Sancho ended this summer but in typical fashion, the deal wasn’t officially completed almost one full month after the initial announcement was made by the Old Trafford club.

United’s interest in Sancho stretches back all the way back to 2019 when the former Manchester City youngster was making a name for himself in the Bundesliga. Their interest was, however, rebuffed by Borussia Dortmund officials. Privately, a move to Manchester United was jokingly brought up in the off-season.

United were not alone in their interest. In truth, Europe’s biggest clubs were courting Sancho and there were talks about Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Barcelona all considering a move for the winger when he was ready to leave Borussia Dortmund. Sancho was a mainstay in the bookmaker’s most popular slips – best novibet bonus code with Bonusbets.com.

Sancho left Manchester City in 2017 to join Dortmund – only two years before he left his home in Watford to pursue a career at the Etihad Stadium. His exit caused quite the stir on Pep Guardiola’s side of the city but to Sancho, quick development was his first priority.

Manchester City wanted him to commit to a long-term future at the club and made a handsome offer but fresh terms were swiftly rejected in favour of the switch to Germany. Four years later, he has been vindicated.

Since then, he has become a regular in Gareth Southgate’s England set-up, scoring three goals in 23 appearances, and was trusted to take his side’s fourth penalty in the EURO 2020 final shootout against Italy earlier this year.

So, when his move to Manchester United was finally completed for a whopping £73m this year, expectations were fly-high. His first six months at Dortmund will help ease the nerves of some United supporters.

Sancho struggled in his early days at the German club but when he found his feet, he was breathless. Solskjaer will be hoping for the same to happen this season but time is running out for the Norwegian.

Last season, he scored 16 goals and assisted a further 20 in all competitions – figures matches only by Bruno Fernandes in the current Manchester United squad. In the season before, he broke the 20-mark for both goals and assists. Sancho remains one of Europe’s deadliest attackers and although it hasn’t been clear for everyone to see just yet, his time will come in due time at Old Trafford.

He might have been in a rush to leave Manchester City four years ago but his breakthrough at Manchester United is just a matter of time.

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One response to “Jadon Sancho’s always been in a hurry but he will have to wait for Old Trafford breakthrough”

  1. Dixon green says:

    Wally signed the guy for 73$ million and clearly doesn’t even know what kind of player he has bought. Sancho is ready now and needs game time and proper coaching and a set up. But then that applies to all our players and most are playing poorly so what does that tell you.

    Just imagine this squad with a good coaching setup. Would be frightening. Borderline criminal what ole has done to this team.