Jadon Sancho has praised Manchester United new-boy Tyrell Malacia, saying he has been aware of his quality for years.

In an interview with the club’s official website, Sancho was asked about Malacia, who was Erik ten Hag’s first signing of his Old Trafford reign.

He is also the only one signed in time to go on the club’s pre-season tour, which has been essential in terms of him getting his feet under the table.

Sancho’s first pre-season at United was delayed by Euro 2020 and interrupted by injuries and he has given his advice to Malacia and the other new faces.

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Sancho hails Malacia

“My advice to them is just to keep playing how they’ve been playing for their previous clubs,” said Sancho.

“It’s always difficult coming into a new team and adapting to a different style of play.

“Tyrell has been great since he’s been here.

“I used to play against him in the national team as well, when I was younger, so I’ve known about him for a long time and I know he’s a great full-back.”

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Sancho played down the left a lot more than expected during his first season at United but has played on the right during pre-season so far.

That is where United need a player to nail down the spot, and the early signs in pre-season have been positive.

Malacia started his first game of pre-season against Crystal Palace earlier this week, playing his part in Anthony Martial’s opening goal with a great crossfield pass.

The pair will hope to add speed to United’s flanks this season, and it is promising that Sancho is excited by the signing of Malacia.

United’s next fixture is their final match of their pre-season tour, against Aston Villa in Perth tomorrow.

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