Manchester United are set to ‘unleash their new £73m star Jadon Sancho by STARTING him against Leeds’ as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets ready to hand the winger his debut just days after his first training session
- The 21-year-old only started training with his team-mates earlier this week
- But manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to play him from the start vs Leeds
- He is reportedly set to line up alongside Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood
Manchester United are reportedly set to unleash new signing Jadon Sancho from the start against Leeds.
The Red Devils host historic rivals Leeds at Old Trafford in the sides’ first game of the Premier League season on Saturday August 14.
According to the Sun, Sancho is tipped to start for United despite only starting to train with the club at Carrington earlier this week.
Jadon Sancho is reportedly set to start for Manchester United against Leeds on Saturday
The new £73m signing from Borussia Dortmund only started training with the club on Monday
The 21-year-old signed from Borussia Dortmund in July in a £73million deal on a five-year contract, a year after United pulled out of a move when the German side demanded £110m for him.
England star Sancho impressed at this summer’s European Championship competition but saw his spot-kick saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma in the final as Gareth Southgate’s side lost against Italy on penalties.
After the tournament, Sancho and his international team-mates were given an extended break – during which he visited the Turks and Caicos Islands with Red Devils team-mate Marcus Rashford – but returned to training on Monday.
But the 21-year-old is understood to have kept himself in top shape and is ready to play
Despite not spending much time there, Sancho is understood to be physically and mentally prepared to get stuck into the action straight away, with Solskjaer happy to play him from the start against Leeds rather than bring him off the bench.
Rashford is currently out injured after undergoing shoulder surgery, and the Norwegian is set to play Sancho and Mason Greenwood flanking No 10 Bruno Fernandes, behind central striker Anthony Martial.
Sancho’s team-mates Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani are unlikely to be involved from the start after their exploits for France and Uruguay respectively.