Early Manchester United team news reveals front four

Date published: Wednesday 11th August 2021 11:26 - Joe Williams

Anthony Martial Manchester United

New Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho will start their first match of the season against Leeds United on Saturday.

The England international joined the club in July from Borussia Dortmund for £73m after contributing 37 goals and 41 assists over the last three seasons in the Bundesliga.

On completing the deal, Sancho told the club’s official website in July: “I’ll always be grateful to Dortmund for giving me the opportunity to play first team football, although I always knew that I would return to England one day.


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“The chance to join Manchester United is a dream come true and I just cannot wait to perform in the Premier League.

“This is a young and exciting squad and I know, together, we can develop into something special to bring the success that the fans deserve. I am looking forward to working with the manager and his coaching team to further develop my game.”

Sancho took part in his first training session with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on Monday, reporting for duty a week later than international team-mates Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw.

Supporters had been worried that the small amount of time with his new Man Utd team-mates would mean he wouldn’t start the match on Saturday against Leeds.

However, The Sun claims Manchester United will start Sancho ‘alongside Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes – behind frontman Anthony Martial’.

Sancho ‘kept himself fit with his own training regime during an extended break following Euro 2020’.

Meanwhile, Victor Lindelof is unlikely to feature as much this season with the imminent addition of Raphael Varane at Old Trafford but the centre-back has some better news on the international stage.

With Sebastian Larsson and Andreas Granqvist leaving the Sweden national team, Lindelof will get the chance to lead his country this year.

Speaking to the Swedish Football Assocation, Lindelof said: “It is a very great honour but also a great responsibility.

“When I was growing up, I dreamed, just like all other young football players, of playing for Sweden. Every time I put on the blue and yellow shirt, I feel an enormous pride. To now be able to represent the country with the band around my arm will be very big for me.”

 

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