New Man Utd acquisition Sancho left red-faced after old Man City tweet emerges

Martin Macdonald
Jadon Sancho signs for Manchester United

Jadon Sancho has moved swiftly to delete an old tweet poking fun at Manchester United following the news that a deal has been agreed that will see him move to Old Trafford.

On Thursday, Borussia Dortmund confirmed that they had reached an agreement with Man Utd for the transfer of Sancho in a deal worth an initial £73 million.

The Red Devils have been itching to sign the England international for well over a year now, and saw their attempts to acquire him 12 months ago knocked back by Dortmund, who remained firm on their £100m asking price at the time.

Now, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has finally got his man, with only a few formalities holding back an official announcement from the Premier League giants.

Before Sancho emerged as one Europe's best wingers while at Dortmund, he was plying his trade as a youth player at Manchester City.

Born in London, Sancho eventually joined Watford's youth set up before the eventual transfer to Man City.

While at the Etihad, he was viewed as a player of the future, but after the club failed to give him assurances over his playing time, he sought a move away which led to Dortmund pouncing.

He was certainly a proud City prospect at one point, though, judging by this now-deleted tweet he sent in 2016...

Jadon Sancho's deleted tweet

Jadon Sancho's deleted tweet

Sancho's rise

Sancho has emerged as one of the most sensational wing players in Europe over the past two seasons, having left Manchester City for Dortmund in 2017.

From the start of the 2019/20 campaign to now, he has made 70 starts in all competitions for BVB and scored 36 goals and recorded 38 assists.

Over the past year Sancho's name has been mentioned alongside the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid, too, but Man Utd made their intentions known early on which is why they have always been the front-runners for his signature.

He is currently on international duty with England at Euro 2020, but despite the Three Lions' successes so far in progressing to the quarter-final stage, Sancho has only played six minutes in the tournament so far.

On Thursday, Borussia Dortmund confirmed that they had reached an agreement with Man Utd for the transfer of Sancho in a deal worth an initial £73 million
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Many fans are clamouring for him to be given more playing time at the championship.

At Man Utd, he is expected to feature on the right-hand side of an attacking midfield three with Bruno Fernandes in the middle and Marcus Rashford on the left.

That particular position has become a problem one of sorts for Solskjaer as Rashford, Daniel James, Mason Greenwood and even Paul Pogba have been tried out in the inside forward role to mixed successes.