Jadon Sancho

Sancho could make United debut against Leeds

Friday 13 August 2021 14:03

Jadon Sancho will be involved in Manchester United’s opening Premier League game of the season against Leeds United on Saturday afternoon.

The English winger joined the club on a five-year deal in July and began training with the Reds earlier this week.

Having had a three-week break following his involvement at the European Championship, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Sancho has made an impression in training already and fans can expect to get a glimpse of Old Trafford’s new no.25 this weekend.

“Jadon has come in and done very good this week,” Solskjaer explained to MUTV.

“It may be a little bit too early, but I’ll see how he is. He’s definitely involved in the squad.”

Expanding on the subject, in his pre-match press conference on Friday lunchtime, the boss explained the reason behind Sancho's belated arrival to pre-season training.

“He’s had a good week,” Ole began.

“Unfortunately, he was ill after his holiday and we’ve lost out on a few days of training with him, but he’s gelled really well with the group and he’s looked sharper than expected. He’ll be involved but I can’t tell you if he’ll start or not.”

Jadon in action in training this week.

Fans are understandably excited to see Sancho take to the pitch at the Theatre of Dreams. An out-and-out winger with pace to burn, flair in his play and a history of contributing goals and assists week in, week out, the 21-year-old seems ready-made to play for Manchester United.

It seems most likely that he’ll be involved from the bench, but Solskjaer didn’t rule out a start for the London-born forward.

The first place to find confirmed team news for Saturday’s mouth-watering clash against Leeds will be on ManUtd.com and our Official App at 11:30 BST.