Sport Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backs Jadon Sancho to become a 'top forward'
Manchester United CONFIRM £73m agreement to sign Jadon Sancho
The German giants had earlier revealed the transfer in an announcement on the stock exchange, but now United have also sent a tweet from their official Twitter account.The German giants had earlier revealed the transfer in an announcement on the stock exchange, but now United have also sent a tweet from their official account.
believes has what it takes to be 'a top forward' for despite enduring a relatively slow start to life at Old Trafford.
United signed the formerwinger on a five-year contract worth £73million this summer. However, he has done little to warrant his price tag.
Nevertheless, Solskjaer believes Sancho will become a star in '15 years' as he is currently 'learning how to play in the Premier League' and 'improving' all the time.
Speaking ahead of the Red Devils' Premier League showdown away at West Ham United on Sunday, Solskjaer said: 'He's learning all the time.
Rio Ferdinand urges Jadon Sancho to 'entertain' at Manchester United
After long-running discussions which have taken place over the last two summers, Dortmund accepted United's third offer of this window which will see them pay £72.9m.After long-running discussions which have taken place over the last two summers, Dortmund accepted United's third offer of this window which will see them pay £72.9m – understood to be spread over four years - with no further add-ons.
'As I said in training as well, he's learning our methods, he's learning the Premier League and of course, he knows the Champions League already from being at Dortmund.
'He's a young boy, he's only 21 and he'll improve. We signed him as we see a top forward for 10, 12, 15 years and I've not changed my mind on that.
'He's so clean on the ball and is enthusiastic to learn and that is such a big thing when you come to Man Utd.
'You're always going to get a chance and you play with some of the best players in the world, you're getting some fantastic coaching with the coaches I've got too.'
Having excelled at Borussia Dortmund, Sancho established himself as one of the most highly sought-after youngsters this summer.
Ronaldo could START Newcastle game and will 'definitely' make debut
Cristiano Ronaldo will make his second debut for Manchester United against Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed. The Norwegian boss wouldn’t say whether Ronaldo will start his first game for the club in 12 years, but praised the 36-year-old Portugal star for his fitness.Ronaldo wants to be in the starting line-up against Newcastle after training for four days at Carrington following a £19.8million move from Juventus, but Solskjaer insists he will make the final decision.
However, he has failed to live up to expectations since arriving at Manchester United. Nevertheless, Sancho claims he will continue to 'play his game' and insists the goals will come.
He said: 'I'm going to keep playing my game,' he said earlier this month. 'I'm not going to change what I've been doing over in Germany. I've just got to bring it here and hopefully, I can show the fans what I can deliver.'
The 21-year-old also expressed his delight at linking up with his England team-mates Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.
He added: 'That's going to be a crazy link up when Marcus gets back [from injury].
'Obviously I've seen a bit of Mason - he's crazy. We're still getting to know each other, obviously movements and things like that, getting our understanding, but it's going to be crazy all three of us on the pitch.'
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SCOTT PATTERSON: Man United have now lost three of their last four games in all competitions and the questions about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's long-term suitability as the are doing the roundsThe Norwegian boss is yet to lift silverware since he first came to the Old Trafford dugout in late 2019 but has been boosted by a brilliant transfer window that has seen the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane join his squad.