‘His numbers speak for themselves’ – Maguire ready to welcome ‘great’ Sancho to Man Utd

Robin Bairner
Jadon Sancho playing for England against Ukraine at Euro 2020

Jadon Sancho may not be ready to speak publicly about his imminent move to Manchester United, but Old Trafford captain Harry Maguire has.

Sancho is on the brink of joining Man Utd, with the Premier League giants having agreed a fee with Borussia Dortmund.

Only the formalities remain in the deal, with the player set to undergo a medical and sign his deal following the conclusion of Euro 2020.

Maguire has showered praise on England team-mate Sancho and says that the Dortmund attacker will thrive with the Red Devils.

“Jadon is a top player, exceptional talent, a young lad with a lot of experience,” Maguire said.

It is exciting times ahead and hopefully we will get it across the line
- Jadon Sancho

“His numbers speak for themselves, what he has done over in Germany. He is a great player.

“I don't think it is a done deal yet. We can't confirm he is a Manchester United player, I know it is close but he is still a Dortmund player as it stands.

"Of course, it is exciting times ahead and hopefully we will get it across the line."

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Similarly, Maguire has praised the contribution of Luke Shaw, whose two assists and fine overall performance during the 4-0 quarter-final win over Ukraine won him widespread praise.

“He has every attribute to be one of the best left-backs in the world,” Maguire said.

“The main difference I feel is his mentality in terms of pushing himself and the demands he's putting on himself to not just be a six-out-of-10 in each and every game, to not be comfortable, to really push on and be himself, and to be the best player on the pitch because there is no reason he can't do that with all the attributes and ability he has.”

England start their Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark as hot favourites to progress, not only because of their strong form, but because their opponents face a gruelling journey from Baku, where they overcame the Czech Republic in the last eight.