Manchester United seems to have identified their weak departments ahead of the 2021/22 season. The club’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, gave an honest outlook of the team saying that they need improvement. Manchester United has a successful run in the 2020/21 season where they even topped the league in the first half but ended up finishing second to Manchester City. The FA English Premier League winners had a rough start but improved their game in the second half winning the tournament by a huge margin. Manchester United seeks to overthrow the five-time league title winners.
To do this, the team has to improve the weak points and they see the hiring of new players as crucial to the club’s campaigns both in the local and international leagues, now that they are back in UEFA Champions after one year in the cold. Kate Richardson explores how the addition of new team members will impact the team and the role Jadon Sancho will play in the new season. To get more insights on Rugby click here. Also, if you are looking for Trustly bookies, we are happy to note that you can easily bet on the platforms and make payments using the Trustly option.
What does Jadon Sancho bring to Manchester United?
Talks for Sancho transfer to Manchester United have progressed, according to the club management. They are about to clinch a deal with the German-Bundesliga side, Borussia Dortmund ahead of the new season starting in August 2021. Manchester’s side is looking to strengthen its center defense. There is a word that another player will be sought to add on Sancho but there are fears that the club may be forced to sell a handful of players as they pursue this course.
What are his strong points?
- Sancho functions well as a wide midfielder or second striker and these are the areas that weaknesses have been highlighted.
- Sancho’s prowess in these departments is attributed to the training he has received in his early academies as well as the young player project at Dortmund where he was the focal point of attack alongside the talented youngster Erling Halland and Jude Bellingham, a player that Manchester United was eyeing in the last season.
- Manchester will also be getting a player who is regarded as highly technical as well as creative.
- He is also known for trickery in the pitch, the pace, and proper use of feints in close situation attributes that have made him be described on several occasions as the world’s most promising player in recent times.
His journey so far
The twenty-one-year-old player started his football career early at the age of seven when he joined Watford. At the age of 14, he had a great ambition of playing for England. His star was just starting to shine as in the same year he moved to Manchester City at a fee of sixty-six thousand pounds. He impressed the Manchester City academy and he was selected as one of the three players that would be fast-tracked into the senior team.
He had a rocky start at Manchester City where he was left out in the first squad due to what the officials described as an attempt to engineer his moving away from the club. The club was not happy with his attitude where he missed several games. It was during this season that the player moved to German Bundesliga, particularly to Borussia Dortmund at a fee of eight million pounds.
Upon arrival at Bundesliga, he was immediately included in the 11th squad. The player stated that he felt confident playing for an away-from-home team, something which he attributes to the preparations he received at Watford and Manchester City. His first game for his new team was against Eintracht Frankfurt when he came in as a substitute just six minutes to the game. He made history by becoming the first Englishman to play for Dortmund. His first professional goal with the team was on 21st April 2018 when he scored in a match that saw Dortmund beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-0.
Apart from scoring one goal during the match, he assisted in the other two. Sancho has signed a new contract with the club which was to see him remain with the side until 2022. He has enjoyed a successful stay in the club and has been named a player of the month once as well as scoring several goals and assisting in several others. He has also made a name among the millennial as he has been the first player born in the 2000s to score in the Champions League and well as to score twice in one match in Bundesliga. He has had many other firsts in relation to players in his age group.
Will he shine at Manchester United?
The deal that will see him join Old Trafford is at the earnest and the English national team player move is expected to excite his new side. Manchester United has truly worked hard to secure the deal ever since they made the first contact one year ago. Given the attention they have given the player and the resources they are using to secure him, Sancho means a lot to the team. However, some casualties await some of the players at Old Trafford. One of the victims is Greenwood; in the last season, the teenage sensation played in 52 games, missing only nine. He made twenty-one starts in the season racking up more than three thousand minutes of action, ending the season strong. He has often deployed on the right flank a position that Sancho prefers.
The arrival of the Dortmund player may lead to Greenwood’s playing time dropping significantly. This may prompt him to move, making it a game of win-some and lose-some for the Old Trafford team.
Sancho’s move is almost being confirmed, the player who left English Premier League nonchalantly is returning home with much expectation. Given his performance at Borussia Dortmund and the firsts he has made, Manchester United is in for a good start, and the League title, as well as major European tournaments, will be theirs to lose.