MANCHESTER UNITED fans are expected to have to wait until August 7 to catch their first glimpse of Jadon Sancho in action.
The star was at United’s Carrington training ground on Tuesday to take the next step in his career just two days after missing a penalty kick in the Euro 2020 final shoot-out against Italy.
Jadon Sancho was at Carrington on Tuesday to finalise his move to Man UtdCredit: Getty
There was no problem with the medical he underwent and now an official unveiling of him in the club’s new kit is imminent.
Those members of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad who were not involved in the European Championship have already returned to pre-season training.
But the 21-year-old will have three weeks off before returning to training with his fellow Euro 2020 Three Lions stars Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford.
And that will come at Old Trafford against the Toffees on August 7.
United boss Solskjaer and his coaching staff will then have a full week of training with Sancho to prepare him for the big top-flight kick-off against Leeds on August 14.
Having come through Watford and then Manchester City’s academy, Sancho was a star in the Bundesliga, scoring 50 goals in 137 appearances for Dortmund.
The signing is a major boost for Solskjaer, who just missed out on his first trophy as manager last season with his own penalty heartache in the Europa League Final.
But after improving in the league to finish runners-up he is confident of a title tilt this season.
Solskjaer said: “If you win a penalty shoot-out, that’s a successful season. If you lose it, it’s just doom and gloom.
“So, well, I’m sure the players will have recharged and know what’s up and we’re a team on the up, improving all the time.
“The coaches will be demanding as ever because standards need to keep going up. I’m sure other teams will be too.”
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