Sir Alex Ferguson’s Jadon Sancho opinion emerges ahead of Man Utd transfer

Manchester United are set to end their long running pursuit of Jadon Sancho as his £73million move from Borussia Dortmund edges ever closer.

After agreeing a fee with the German giants after 12 months of negotiations, Sancho is understood to have had his United medical last week following the conclusion of England's EURO 2020 campaign.

With an official announcement imminent, United supporters have been looking forward to seeing one of Europe's most exciting attacking talents grace the Premier League, four years after leaving rivals Manchester City without a senior appearance.

It is not just the supporters that are excited by Sancho's arrival, though, with iconic United boss Sir Alex Ferguson swooning over the London-born wideman prior to the recent meeting between England and Scotland.

Ferguson heaped praise on Sancho, admitting to SportBild via Sport Witness that "I think a lot of Jadon Sancho, with his one-one-duels, as an assister and scorer, he is extremely dangerous."

Sancho completed a total of 98 dribbles last season at an average of three successful take-ons per 90 minutes as he also contributed 36 goals and assists for BVB in 38 appearances in all competitions.

"He has so much potential, he helps the team, that's why he'll be valuable to England over the course of the tournament," Ferguson added.

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Sancho featured three times during England's run to the final of the European Championships, starting the quarter-final against Ukraine days after United and Dortmund agreed a deal for the 21-year-old.

Despite missing a penalty in the final's shootout, Sancho is set to be a star for England in the years to come, having already racked up 22 caps since making his debut aged just 18, scoring three goals in the process.

Sancho will return to Manchester after four years with Dortmund, whom he joined from City aged 17 for £7million, in this time he has scored 50 goals and provided 64 assists in 137 games.

The former Watford academy starlet will now bolster an exciting forward line that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has at his disposal with the likes of Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani already present at Old Trafford.

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