Man Utd sign Sancho: How will they line up this season?

Carlo Garganese
Carlo Garganese 23 Jul 2021 13:24 BST 3 min read
Jadon Sancho playing for Dortmund as links to Man Utd continue

Manchester United have completed the signing of Jadon Sacho from Borussia Dortmund.

The Red Devils and Dortmund have been locked in talks for months now over the talented winger, and recently agreed on a £73 million transfer fee.

Sancho has emerged as Man Utd's primary transfer target this summer, much like he was a year ago.

In the summer of 2020 both clubs were in contact over Sancho, but Dortmund refused to budge on their £100m valuation at that time.

Due to the financial impact of the pandemic, BVB have accepted the lower offer 12 months later.

So how will Man Utd line up with Sancho?

Man Utd probable team with Jadon Sancho

How Man Utd will line up with Sancho

How Man Utd will line up with Sancho

Man Utd were famously involved in one of the biggest transfer sagas of the 2020 summer market when they tried to sign Sancho.

After failing to meet Dortmund’s asking price by the deadline set, Sancho ended up remaining in the Bundesliga this season.

“In the end, the requirements were not met,” sporting director Michael Zorc said of last year’s negotiations.

But, now that the deal is complete, Man Utd have addressed a problem position down the right wing.

Sancho would naturally slot into the right-wing position of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s 4-2-3-1 formation, forming a mouth-watering attacking midfield trio with Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.

The striker role is up for grabs. Edinson Cavani has extended his contract following his brilliant end to the season, while Mason Greenwood would likely be chosen ahead of Anthony Martial until another number 9 is signed.

Further down the pitch, assuming there are no new signings, only the battle between Fred and Scott McTominay to partner Paul Pogba should be up for grabs.

Nevertheless, the future of Pogba should be kept an eye on given his contract runs out next year.

United are also likely to be in the market for a centre-back, namely Raphael Varane, but for now, Victor Lindelof will continue to be Harry Maguire’s preferred partner.

David de Gea is coming under increasing pressure from Dean Henderson in goal.

As for Sancho, he enjoyed another outstanding 2020/21 season, registering 16 goals and 19 assists in 34 starts for Dortmund.

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