Jadon Sancho’s proposed move to Manchester United has been *the* hot-topic for us here at Old Trafford Faithful HQ during lockdown.
For me, it feels a case of if rather than when this move will happen. Eventually, the Englishman will want to play his football on home soil, with the Red Devils the perfect platform for any young up-and-comer to showcase their talent.
It’s interesting, then, that in a recent interview, Sancho named Reds legend Wayne Rooney as his footballing idol – further fuelling the transfer fire perhaps?
“Who did I look up to when I was young? I’d probably say Rooney,’ said Sancho per the England YouTube channel.
‘It’d have to be Rooney because he was doing madness at Manchester United. ‘Even at Everton when he made his debut. He was too grown for everyone, at his age.’
Although I’d like to think this was a somewhat calculated response from Sancho, he’s too young to remember the elite British players from a generation previous! Heck, even David Beckham is probably out of the question which is depressing in itself…
There are definitely worse idols to have than Rooney, mind, who remains both United’s and England’s top goalscorer in history.
Sancho would be a stunning addition should United have the capabilities to pull this transfer off in the future. He’d fit in perfectly with what Solskjaer is trying to achieve at Old Trafford, though he definitely won’t come cheap…
It’s why I believe a story we covered from the Daily Mirror earlier today, in which it was claimed that United may wait a further twelve months before making a Sancho move, does seem like a realistic possibility given everything that’s happening right now.
I hope to be proven wrong, but a nine-figure sum under these circumstances would certainly upset a lot of struggling clubs up and down the country…