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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Turned Down Jadon Sancho's Special Request After Transfer

Mudeet Arora
Jadon Sancho recently completed his dream move to Manchester United
Jadon Sancho recently completed his dream move to Manchester United / Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reported to have turned down a special request from his new superstar Jadon Sancho after his £73m transfer to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils finally brought an end to the transfer saga extending back to last summer, after they agreed a fee with Borussia Dortmund and personal terms with Sancho during the European Championship.

Now, according to the Daily Mail, the reason Sancho's official announcement was delayed was because he wanted the iconic No.7 shirt at Old Trafford.

However, that number is currently occupied by Edinson Cavani and the Uruguayan legend recently extended his stay at United after an impressive first campaign.

The report states that Solskjaer did not approve of Sancho's request and did not bother asking Cavani if he would be interested in giving up the number for a new signing.

Thus, it was later confirmed that Sancho would be wearing the 25 number shirt for the 2021-22 season following Odion Ighalo's departure in January.

The number 25 too holds some significance for Sancho as he was born on the 25th day of March.

Well, there is no doubt Sancho will eventually get his hands on the number 7 jersey, maybe, as soon as next year when Cavani's contract is set to expire.

Sancho will now hope to begin his new journey at the Theatre of Dreams and get to know his teammates and the manager's gamestyle ahead of the beginning of the 2021-22 Premier League season in August.