‘Viva Sancho!’: Rio Ferdinand leads Man United fans’ delight in the arrival of £73m man as Gary Lineker admits he is ‘very excited’ to watch the England star light up the Premier League
- Manchester United fans have delighted in the £73million arrival of Jadon Sancho
- The 21-year-old has finally joined United after a long-running transfer saga
- Rio Ferdinand and Gary Lineker took to Twitter to welcome the Englishman
- Ferdinand penned a new chant while Lineker said he was ‘very excited’
- United fans are confident of their chances of silverware after Sancho’s arrival
Manchester United fans have delighted in Jadon Sancho’s £73million arrival at Manchester United, as Rio Ferdinand and Gary Lineker welcomed the Red Devils’ latest signing after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finally landed his man.
The 21-year-old forward completed a medical at United’s Carrington training base last week and the final negotiations of his transfer from Germany have now been completed.
In a slick unveiling video, Sancho declares ‘this is my club, this is where I belong’ as he poses in the new United home strip.
Man United fans have delighted in the £73million signing of Jadon Sancho from Dortmund
The 21-year-old finally completed his mega-money switch to Old Trafford on Friday afternoon
Sancho said: ‘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.
‘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.’
Rio Ferdinand and Gary Lineker excited in the news while United stars welcomed Sancho
And United legend Ferdinand has reacted to the news of Sancho’s arrival by sharing a new chant for the Englishman.
‘Viva Sancho Viva Sancho Running down the wing Hear United sing Viva Sancho…’ the former defender tweeted to his 10.9m followers.
Gary Lineker said: ‘Very excited to watch this incredibly talented young man play in the Premier League,’ upon learning of Sancho’s arrival.
Sancho’s transfer to United has been a long-running saga, with the club failing to land their man last summer after lengthy negotiations.
United star Bruno Fernandes cheekily said what all fans are thinking in a comment on the club’s Instagram announcement.
‘#sanchoannouncementfinallydone’ the Portuguese midfielder posted. He also tweeted: ‘Welcome to the club @Sanchooo10. I look forward to playing together. Old Trafford are you ready?’
Red Devils fans have taken to Twitter to delight in Sancho’s arrival, with expectations high
Marcus Rashford also welcomed his national team-mate, tweeting: ‘Yes x Welcome brother’.
Dortmund wished their former player well as he embarks on his new adventure. ‘You came to us as a boy and left as a man,’ the German club tweeted. ‘Thank you, Jadon’.
Solskjaer’s assistant Mike Phelan said that ‘the hard work starts now’ as the experienced coach welcomed United’s latest arrival to the club.
‘Great content from @ManUtd media team and important breaking news for us all I guess [wink face emoji] #Sancho The hard work starts now’.
Sancho links up with United’s red-hot attack as the club look to win silverware under Solskjaer
Sancho joins United’s star-studded attack for the 2021-22 campaign. Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes & Co scored 73 goals last season, with only Manchester City scoring more in the league.
And one United fan salivated at the prospect of Sancho linking up with youngster Amad Diallo, who has shown promise when given a chance by Solskjaer.
‘If Amad & Sancho play together it will be scary, but not for us,’ the United supporter wrote alongside a flame emoji.
Another fan said: ‘Welcome to the Biggest Club in the World Sancho. Looking forward to Winning the Premier League in Your First Season.’
‘Jadon Sancho is officially a Red Devil, he’s here and he’s perfect,’ one United fan wrote, relieved that the transfer saga involving the Three Lions star is finally over.
‘A year later!! Welcome Jadon Sancho!!! Can’t wait to see him on the pitch wearing red,’ another United supporter tweeted.