Jadon Sancho undergoing medicals with Manchester United, Ole Speaks on Rashford’s penalty mishap

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At the time of publishing this report, Jadon Sancho was undergoing medicals with Manchester United which means that his transfer from Borussia Dortmund to the Premier League club will be sealed soon.

The 21-year-old right-winger who could not establish himself in England’s squad during Euro 2020, would cost Manchester United £73 million as the Premier League club has agreed to pay Dortmund the said amount.

Futballnews has earlier confirmed that Jadon Sancho has agreed on personal terms with Manchester United which means that the only thing left is medicals. Once that is successful, United would announce the England international as their new player.

Unlike other players of the club that were not involved in the just-concluded European Championship, Jadon Sancho is expected to go on holiday after sealing his deal with Manchester United.

Jadon Sancho is not new to Premier League football. The 21-year-old football star is a product of Watford and Manchester City football academy. When he could not find a place in Manchester City senior team, he decided to join Dortmund in 2017.

Between 2017 and 2021, the winger scored 50 goals and provided 64 assists in 137 games for the Dortmund senior team which made him one of the hottest football stars in Europe.

Hence, Manchester United decided to go after him in the summer of 2020 but they were not able to bring him to Old Trafford. The club continued to push for his signature in the summer of 2021 until they were finally able to agree on a deal earlier in July.

Though he has been having a great time playing for Dortmund, the 21-year-old forward was not given enough time to showcase himself in the just concluded Euro 2020.

Jadon Sancho played just three games in the tournament mostly from the bench but coach Gareth Southgate decided to give him the chance of being one of the five penalty takers for England in the final of the tournament.

Unfortunately for him, he missed his spot-kick same as Marcus Rashford of Manchester United and Bukayo Saka of Arsenal. Hence, they lost the title to Italy.

Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford after missing their spot kicks in Euro 2020 final on July 11.
Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford after missing their spot kicks in Euro 2020 final on July 11.

After the final, the three players were subjected to racial attack but the coach of Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, said he would keep allowing Rashford to take spot-kicks at the club.

“When you step up to take a penalty, I think you’ve already won”, Solskjaer told Manchester United’s website:

“You’ve taken on the responsibility and I’m sure many of the players are hoping, ‘I don’t want to take a penalty. So I think it’s a great character trait to step up and say, ‘I will deal with it, [and] the consequences’.

“You might be the hero or the one who misses. That’s football. You learn from it and definitely come back stronger.

“I’ve not seen many people, at this club anyway, who lay down and say, ‘I’ll not take a penalty anymore’. I know Marcus is going to put his hand up and say he wants to take one for us.”