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Jadon Sancho Reveals Cristiano Ronaldo Inspiration After Signing for Manchester United

Jandon Sancho was officially announced as a Man United player yesterday
Jandon Sancho was officially announced as a Man United player yesterday / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Jadon Sancho has identified Cristiano Ronaldo as the footballing icon who has had the biggest influence on his playing style.

Sancho officially completed his move to Manchester United on Friday in a £73m deal from Borussia Dortmund. And the 21-year-old picked Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney as his football idols.

Sancho told the club's official website: "Ronaldinho and obviously Wayne Rooney for England – those two are very iconic and great role models. I feel like everyone’s different and I feel like I’ve got different attributes to all the other players, but obviously Cristiano Ronaldo and what he’s done in his career is a fantastic thing. Where he started at Sporting and then he came to Manchester so it’s always good to see that all these iconic players have come through an iconic club."

The winger also revealed the influence cage football in FIFA Street had on his game after seeing Brazil legend Ronaldinho pull off tricks in the advert.

Sancho added: "To be fair when I was younger, on my estate in south London I just used to watch the older boys playing around and ever since then I just used to join in with them and started to fall in love with it, and then in school it was just always football and even after school it was just football. That’s when it got serious.

"It was definitely cage football – all of that kind of FIFA Street, so when we saw the Ronaldinho adverts of him nutmegging people that’s what we tried to do."