Solskjaer: ‘Couple of things’ to complete for Sancho £77m deal

Date published: Sunday 18th July 2021 5:23 - News Desk

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that a decision has not yet been made regarding Marcus Rashford’s shoulder injury and that a deal for Jadon Sancho is close.

England forward Rashford was hampered by the longstanding problem throughout the 2020-21 campaign.

The 23-year-old is currently on holiday after making five substitute appearances for England at Euro 2020.


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United manager Solskjaer, speaking after his side began their pre-season programme with a 2-1 friendly win at Derby, told Sky Sports: “We are reflecting. We have to make the best decision for him on what to do with his injury. We have still not decided what the course of action (is).”

Solskjaer also assured Rashford of his and the club’s ongoing support in the wake of the racial abuse he has suffered since his miss in the penalty shoot-out loss to Italy in last weekend’s Euro 2020 final.

The Norwegian said: “We will definitely support him, Man Utd fans and football fans will support him. Just having the courage to step up to take a penalty in such as game is a win in itself.

“The actions of some people are not reflective of the majority of football fans – or all football fans, (because) I don’t think they are football fans at all. Marcus is a strong boy mentally.”

Solskjaer also confirmed United were hoping to wrap up a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund’s England international Sancho.

“I don’t think it is a secret that we have made a deal with Dortmund,” he said. “We are working on it. There a couple of things (to complete) on the paperwork.”

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