Well…That took longer than expected. After three years of rumours and hearsay, Jadon Sancho is finally set to become a Manchester United player. After leaving Manchester City, he will return back to the country of his birth, now a Red Devil. But what can Sancho bring to the Manchester United table? Let’s take a look!

Right-Wing Replacement (At Last):

Manchester United fans have not seen a right-winger of huge quality in over a decade now. Not since Cristiano Ronaldo left in 2009, has there been one man to claim the position as theirs and theirs alone. In the years since there have been failed prospects in Adnan Januzaj and Wilfred Zaha. Big money flops in Memphis Depay, and Angel Di Maria, and then there was the winger turned defender in Antonio Valencia. Jadon Sancho will not be a flop, and a player of his quality can be the difference between contenders and champions. 78 goal contributions in the league over his last three seasons, his stats speak for themself. But, to put those numbers into context Marcus Rashford has 60 league goal contributions in that same timeframe in considerably more appearances.

Jadon Sancho is an immense player of the very highest quality, and he solves one of United’s biggest issues. Not only is he a replacement a decade too late, he also arrives with the ability to free up Mason Greenwood to discover what kind of forward he truly is. Alongside this, he will be the only member of United’s attack that is a right-sided player first and foremost. This marks a welcome change after Rashford, James, and co have been forced away from the left side for what seems the longest time.

He already has England connections:

For Manchester United to succeed they have to be a team 24/7, 365 and twice on a Sunday. And, with Sancho, Maguire, Shaw, Greenwood, Rashford all part of the same outfit for club and country this connection could well be possible. It brings us back to the days of yesteryear, where Manchester United players were at the very spine of the England team because they were deemed the best in class.

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Manchester United Are Creating A Dynasty:

At the time of writing, the Manchester United squad (with Jadon Sancho) features just four players of 30 years of age and over. Of those four, two played ten games or less in the league.

On the flip side, if you took a rough guess at the United lineup for next season, most players are actually under the age of 26. The few that fall on the older side tend to be the names who you would associate with leadership (Pogba, Maguire, Fernandes). There is a real presence in the United team of a squad who can make an impact for a long time as a unit. Not only that but, with names like Wan-Bissaka, Greenwood, Sancho, Rashford and Diallo all just 23 or under, this is a team that is built for the past, present and future.

He alone may not complete the jigsaw, but Sancho’s arrival means Manchester United fans can at least make out the picture now.

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