How Jadon Sancho's 2020/21 season compared to his future Manchester United teammates
Jadon Sancho to Manchester United is close. We all know that by now, and this transfer saga just needs the final seal to confirm it’s completion.
German newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten last night was the latest outlet to talk up the ongoing deal as almost done.
So in regard of the transfer itself there is not too much left to say, other than we will have all of the important updates when the deal is finally completed.
So instead we are taking a look at how Sancho’s season compares to his future Manchester United teammates.
Even despite a slow start, Sancho ended really strongly. He managed 16 total goals and 19 assists.
United’s fourth highest scorer
Sancho’s 16 goals for Dortmund would have made him Manchester United’s fourth highest scorer in 2020/21.
This was less than Bruno Fernandes (28), Marcus Rashford (21) and Edinson Cavani (17).
It was just more than Mason Greenwood’s finishing total of 12, United’s next highest scorer.
Sancho’s top scoring season actually came in 2019/20 when he netted 20 goals.
That season he was behind Marcus Rashford (22) and Anthony Martial (23) – who took a big step back last season.
United’s top creator
Sancho’s assist tally of 19 would rank him as number one in the Red Devils’ squad last season.
Bruno Fernandes was United’s number one player for assists with 18 in total.
Marcus Rashford managed 12 and he was the only player to join Fernandes in double figures.
So it is clear to see United are bringing in a major talent, and Sancho’s ability to create goals will drag up his teammates’ goalscoring numbers.
Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Edinson Cavani, and Anthony Martial will all benefit from playing alongside Sancho and linking up with him.
Bruno Fernandes will also welcome another creative force being added to the attack which takes more pressure off him, making his task a little easier as defences put resources into trying to stop Sancho.
Sancho will have to prove he can translate his Bundesliga form to the Premier League, and it may not happen right away. What his number from the past two seasons demonstrate is a player with major talent.
If he works hard, there is every reason to believe Sancho will be a big success at Old Trafford.
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