‘Old Trafford are you ready?’: Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire welcome new team-mate Jadon Sancho to Manchester United after the club FINALLY announced its £73m signing
Manchester United trio Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and club captain Harry Maguire have immediately welcomed new teammate Jadon Sancho to the club.
United announced the signing of Sancho for £73m on Friday afternoon, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finally getting his man after trying and failing to sign the starlet last summer.
Sancho declared ‘this is my club, this is where I belong’, in his reveal video, as negotiations with Borussia Dortmund were finally concluded after the 21-year-old underwent a medical at United’s Carrington base last week.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (left) finally got his wish as Jadon Sancho (right) completed his move
Marcus Rashford (left) quickly welcomed his England teammate Sancho to the club
Sancho joined Borussia Dortmund from United’s rival Manchester City in 2017, scoring 50 goals in 137 appearances for the Bundesliga giants.
It is an asset, in terms of caliber, position and style of play, that United have been clamoring for, and the youngster’s new team-mates are also clearly delighted and are immediately jumping to social media to welcome the new signing.
Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire all welcomed Sancho to the club
JADON SANCHO IN DORTMUND
2017-18: 21 games, five goals, seven assists
2018-19: 43 games, 13 goals, 20 assists
2019-20: 44 games, 20 goals, 20 assists
2020-21: 38 games, 16 goals, 20 assists
When the deal was finally announced, Rashford wrote: ‘Yes x welcome brother’, as his England team-mate now also becomes his club team-mate.
Fellow international Maguire was also quick to welcome the new signing, while Fernandes had a message for both Sancho and United fans.
He said: Welcome to the club Jadon Sancho. I look forward to playing together. Old Trafford, are you ready?’
Sancho is United’s second signing of the summer after Tom Heaton sealed a transfer to Old Trafford from Aston Villa on a free transfer.
The youngster could potentially be lining up to play a friendly against Everton on August 7, but that will depend on his fitness as he reached the European Championship final with England on July 11.
Sancho thanked his former Dortmund side for the deal now in place, and also stressed that a move to United is a ‘dream come true’.
He said: “I will always be grateful to Dortmund for giving me the opportunity to play in the first team, although I have always known that one day I would return to England.
“The chance to go to Manchester United is a dream come true and I can’t wait to perform in the Premier League.
“This is a young and exciting squad and I know that together we can grow into something special to bring the success the fans deserve.
“I look forward to working with the manager and his coaching team to further develop my game.”
Sancho was first pictured in his new comic when announcing his signing
Sancho also thanked former club Borussia Dortmund for the opportunity they gave him
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also had his say on the move.
“Jadon embodies the type of player I want to bring to the club, he is a forward-thinking player in the best traditions of Manchester United,” said Solskjaer.
“He will be an integral part of my team for years to come and we look forward to seeing him flourish. His goals and assists speak for themselves and he will also bring tremendous pace, flair and creativity to the team.
“Old Trafford will give him the platform he needs to unleash his untapped talent and perform at the highest level.
“For a player of his age, Jadon has already achieved a lot and has shown the courage to prove himself abroad. We are all looking forward to welcoming Jadon to the roster as we prepare for the new campaign.”