former youth coach has opened up on the Manchester United-bound forward’s ‘signature move’, and Red Devils fans will be delighted.
United are set to complete a move worth £73million for the England international following the conclusion of Euro 2020.
The forward, 21, has impressed during his time at Borussia Dortmund, but is believed to have told the Bundesliga side he wants out this summer, leading to the agreement with United.
During his time in Germany, Sancho has scored 50 times and provided 64 assists in just 137 games, and will likely start on the right wing as soon as the new Premier League season begins.
United’s interest in Sancho has dominated the back-pages for nearly two entire summer transfer windows after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side failed to come to an agreement over his price-tag with the Bundesliga outfit this time last year.
One man who knows exactly what Sancho will bring to Old Trafford is the winger’s former coach, Louis Lancaster, who trained the England international while he was part of Watford’s academy.
Speaking to the Stretford Paddock YouTube channel, Lancaster shed light on Sancho’s drive and determination to reach the highest level.
“I remember telling this story to Jadon and saying ‘what’s your signature move? What do you want to do?’ His eyes lit up and he said ‘attack.’
“From then on our plan was always about goal contributions, forward passes, goals, assists, then after that it was about the commitment.
“Most players you have to remind them to prove how much you care about your career, but he was so driven.
The United skipper told the media before last night’s 2-1 victory over Denmark: “Jadon is a top player, exceptional talent, a young lad with a lot of experience.
“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.”