The wait is over. Jadon Sancho was finally confirmed as a Manchester United player.
United fans finally got their first look at Sancho in the famous red jersey.
Now the question is; When will we first see him in a match?
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The Athletic says Sancho will appear for United practice on Sunday August 1st.
At this point, his English teammates Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw will also return after their successes at Euro 2020.
Marcus Rashford won’t be coming back at this point if he has to undergo shoulder surgery – but that’s not finalized yet.
United have only one pre-season game after Sancho’s return.
This is the friendly against Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday 7th August.
By then, Sancho will have completed a few days of training with his new teammates and a longer break after the European Championships.
In other words, it should be ready to play.
It’s likely that Solskjaer would want Sancho to feature in the preseason rather than just throwing him out in the cold against Leeds the week after.
That makes the game at Everton look like the day Sancho made his first appearance as a United player.
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First game of the season
United’s first game of the Premier League season is against Leeds United and Sancho is ready.
Sancho said on the club’s website: “I’m looking forward to the new season, especially since the first game is at home. That always strengthens self-confidence – to stand in front of your own fans – so it will be nice. “
He added that he had warned England teammate and Leeds opponent Kalvin Phillips: “Definitely – I told him to watch out so he knew!”
The deal has taken a long time and it won’t be long before we can see Sancho show off for United at Old Trafford. It’s good to finally be able to say that.
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