Jadon Sancho had to wait a long time to join Manchester United. Now he is where he wanted to be.
Sancho said a long emotional goodbye to Borussia Dortmund on social media. When it came to sending a message to his new club and acknowledging his move, he kept it short and sweet.
Sancho’s instagram post attracted plenty of attention, not just from fans but from his fellow professionals.
Tottenham’s Dele Alli was among those to congratulate him, along with Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell and AC Milan’s Fikayo Tomori.
Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey also said ‘congrats’ to Sancho, while new teammate, for now if he stays, Jesse Lingard also welcomed him in.
Former United prospect and ex England under-17s teammate Angel Gomes wrote that ‘red looks nice’ on Sancho. We don’t disagree.
Sancho had a lot more to say
Sancho’s communication was not just limited to five words. He had plenty to say in his first official interview as a Manchester United player.
Speaking to the club website, Sancho said he is excited about the squad Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is building.
He said: ” I can see the development that’s going on here and I want to be a part of it, especially because it’s such an iconic club and being part of it is kind of a dream come true. I’m sure my family will be proud of me making this big step.”
Sancho explained that as the summer progressed the long awaited move came together fairly quickly from his perspective.
He said: “To be fair, when I was at Dortmund I was just playing my football and blocking out all of the noise and focusing on what me and my team had to accomplish. Obviously when I was at the Euros that’s when things started to pick up even more and I started to hear that United were interested, and I’m here today.”
For many fans it did not seem real that Sancho had signed, even though we knew he had since the agreement on July 1, until the pictures were finally released on Friday afternoon, 23 days later.
The whole process was an agonising wait going back to last summer and even before that. But the reason we all wanted him so badly was because he is a supreme young talent who will be worth the wait.
It doesn’t all have to come together instantly. There will be bumps in the road like with many young players, but Sancho has the talent and determination to deal with whatever comes his way and electrify Old Trafford this coming season and beyond.
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