Signing Cristiano Ronaldo alone would have been a quite outrageous transfer window for Manchester United. He is simply that good.

Fortunately there were a couple of extra big signings too, his former Real teammate Raphael Varane and England winger Jadon Sancho.

Sancho is a hugely exciting talent, who at just 21, has broken records in the Bundesliga for goals and assists.

Now Sancho gets to play alongside Ronaldo, and his signing is the biggest gift Ronaldo could have received.

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Sancho provided a staggering 19 assists last season, bettering his efforts of 18 assists the previous year.

He is still finding his feet a bit at Manchester United, working his way up to full fitness and adjusting the Premier League. He could flourish in the Champions League tonight.

Last season Sancho completed more passes into the penalty box than any player in the Bundesliga, with a total of 82.

 

This is the kind of passing ability Cristiano Ronaldo will absolutely thrive off.

Last season the top creative player Ronaldo played alongside was Juan Cuadrado, who registered 10 assists. Only three players managed more than four assists.

Sancho is arguably the best creative player Ronaldo has played with since his Real Madrid days, and while there has not been time for the young winger to show that at Manchester United yet, there is plenty of time ahead.

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When Sancho starts gelling with the movement of his teammates, he is going to be a real force.

Ronaldo is likely to be the biggest beneficiary. Last season he netted 36 goals in all competitions for Juventus.

It would be no surprise at all if he gets close or even surpasses this figure for United. If Sancho rediscovers his own 19-assist form of last season, then Ronaldo could be unstoppable.

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