Manchester United

Man Utd Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Reacts to Club's Signing of Jadon Sancho

Ali Shibil Roshan
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Jadon Sancho 'epitomises the type of player' he wants to bring to Manchester United after the Red Devils finally announced his arrival from Borussia Dortmund.

Solskjaer has been a long-term admirer of Sancho, and Man Utd had even tried to sign him last summer. But, a move did not materialise after the Red Devils refused to meet Dortmund's valuation of the England international.

The Premier League giants made Sancho their no.1 transfer target this summer, and they have now completed the transfer, with the attacker signing a five-year deal until 2026 with an option for another year.

Solskjaer expressed his delight at having completed the much-awaited signing, and said Man Utd will provide Sancho 'the platform he needs to release his untapped talent'.

"Jadon epitomises the type of player I want to bring to the club, he is a forward player in the best traditions of Manchester United," Solskjaer said, as quoted by Metro.

"He will form an integral part of my squad for years to come and we look forward to seeing him blossom.

"His goals and assists records speak for themselves and he will also bring tremendous pace, flair and creativity to the team.

"Old Trafford will give him the platform he needs to release his untapped talent and perform at the highest level.

"For a player of his age, Jadon has already achieved a great deal and showed the courage to go and prove himself abroad.

"We all look forward to welcoming Jadon to the squad as we prepare for the new campaign."