Jadon Sancho shouldn’t take too long to settle at Manchester United.
He knows the city, having played on the blue half before joining Borussia Dortmund to get first team football.
He also already has close friends within the United squad already from his time on international duty.
In an interview with the club website, the United new-boy said he’s already close with Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Jesse Lingard.
“I first met Marcus [Rashford] when I got selected for England. I don’t think he was at that first camp, I think he was at the second camp after that, when we played Czech Republic,” he said.
“I think him and Jesse [Lingard] were at that camp, obviously together and I just started to speak with them and we started hanging around with each other and we’ve got closer and closer ever since.”
“Luke [Shaw] as well. This is my first tournament meeting Luke, because previous camps he wasn’t there. But Luke is a very nice guy and one of my guys to speak to in the changing room.”
“We spoke about it at St George’s [Park – England’s Euro 2020 base] and I’m sure they’ll help me settle in, and whatever I need I will go to them and they’ll help me out for sure.”
Earlier this month, Shaw said in an interview that Sancho was already on the ‘United table’ on England duty, with himself and Rashford.
United captain Harry Maguire is of course another who knows Sancho from England duty, as well as Dean Henderson.
Sancho was also in the England squad with Mason Greenwood when the United wonderkid made his Three Lions debut against Iceland last year.
So Sancho’s integration should be very smooth indeed, with plenty of people around him that he already knows in a city he’s familiar with which will help him show his very best form from the off.
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