Jadon Sancho says he can’t wait to help fill up Old Trafford’s trophy cabinet with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s exciting young Manchester United side, with the Norwegian confident the player can help the club claim much-needed silverware.
The England winger has set out his stall following his £72.9million move from Borussia Dortmund, which was officially confirmed on Friday.
And the 21-year-old immediately set the bar high on what he hopes to achieve with the Premier League giants, who are without a league title since 2013.
“I want to bring trophies to where they belong,” said Sancho. “Growing up, Manchester United was one of the biggest clubs that everyone knows.
“And of course there is also all the trophies they’ve won and there have been many iconic players that have come before me, so I’m very happy to be wearing this jersey now.”
Solskjaer has tried to bring the average age of United’s squad down with his signings and is assembling an increasingly forward looking squad.
Sancho fitted his profile of a fresh attacking talent perfectly after setting the Bundesliga alight for the last two seasons.
And the United manager is hopeful that his new forward can help catch Manchester City atop the English top flight’s summit after Pep Guardiola and co. finished 12 points clear last term.
“He’s such a talented boy,” said Solskjaer. “We’ve followed Jadon for a long, long time and he’s a player that we’ve targeted.
“We think his qualities will fit right in here. He’s such a creative, positive winger and forward player. He can play wide, nip into the pockets and he excites the fans.
“He takes people on one-against-one, he creates chances, he works hard and he loves football.
“He’s got that DNA of exciting fans and entertaining and he’s also a winner. He wants to win and that’s the next step for us.
“We need to take the next step, we want to take the next step and we feel that he can help us do that.”
As well as learning from more experienced players like Edinson Cavani, Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, Sancho maintained he was looking forward to hooking up with the likes of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood in a possible front line for the future.
He added: “That’s one of the reasons why I came to Manchester because I can see the development that’s going on here and I want to be a part of it, especially because it’s such an iconic club.
“Being part of it will be a dream come true.”
And the winger can hit the ground running after knocking around with United players Luke Shaw, Rashford and Harry Maguire at the Euros this summer.
Sancho admits his international summer was a slightly frustrating experience, but he says those bonds have put him ahead of the curve for a new signing.
He added: “It was obviously interesting. I didn’t play as much as I would have liked to, but definitely to get a feeling of a major tournament was really important for me especially given it was such a great group of lads.
“I will definitely take a lot away from that. And Luke is a very nice guy and one of my guys to speak to in the changing room.
“We spoke about it (a move) at St George’s and I’m sure they’ll help me settle in and whatever I need I will go to them and they’ll help me out for sure.”