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Jadon Sancho named amongst substitutes for opening day encounter

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Jadon Sancho named amongst substitutes for opening day encounter

Sancho a Red Devil

Jadon Sancho concluded his transfer saga this summer, finally joining Manchester United in a deal worth 73 million pounds from Borussia Dortmund.

The winger was a part of England’s Euro 2020 squad, missing a crucial penalty in the final shootout, but thoroughly impressed during his 4 year stint in the Bundesliga, scoring 50 times and providing 64 assists in his 137 senior Dortmund appearances.

With fast feet and clinical finishing already at the age of just 21 years old, the reported fee could well prove to be a bargain in the years to come.

Sancho only on the bench

Despite his big-money move, Sancho will have to make the best of a substitute appearance in the Premier League opener, having only been named among Ole Gunnar Solskjear’s substitutes. Given the intense nature of the Manchester United vs Leeds United derby, it is perhaps unsurprising that the Manchester United boss has chosen to ease his latest addition into proceedings.

It is likely that the Old Trafford crowd will be treated to a cameo from the Englishman, with Dan James and Paul Pogba set to occupy the flanks from the off, but both also featured in the European Championships, so appear unlikely to play the full 90 minutes.

Meanwhile, there is no sign of imminent incoming Raphael Varane, who is set to join the club from Real Madrid. As per Manchester Evening News correspondent Samuel Luckhurst, however, the issue that was thought to be holding up the move has since been resolved, although there is no mention of what said hold-up was.

Today, however, Manchester United fans will have to make do with just the one debutant.

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