While Borussia Dortmund made out financially on the deal, the club will certainly miss Sancho’s presence in the lineup. Former Liverpool and Manchester City midfielder Didi Hamann thinks Sancho can provide the same kind of boost to Manchester United and is the best winger in the world (Editor’s Note: Federico Chiesa would like a word).
“It’s a big season for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United too and I expect Jadon Sancho to be a star at Old Trafford,” Hamann told Racing Post. “I’ve rarely seen a winger who can beat his man so easily, he drops the shoulder and just walks past defenders. Sancho could galvanize the likes of Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba at United too. Having watched him in the Bundesliga, he makes other players better, creating chances and pulling defenders out of position, and we saw glimpses of that in England’s quarter-final win against Ukraine at Euro 2020.”
Hamann said that he was shocked that England coach Gareth Southgate did not call Sancho’s number more at the Euros.
“I was surprised that he was on the periphery of that tournament, he would be my first choice as a manager,” Hamann remarked. “In my view, not only is Sancho England’s best winger, he’s the best winger in world football and United fans should be very excited about his return to Manchester.”