Man Utd signing Jadon Sancho means three stars must impress Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Three Manchester United players will have their work cut out to earn a place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team after the Premier League giants finally announced the capture of Jadon Sancho.

Sancho has officially become a Red Devils player after completing his £73million switch from Borussia Dortmund.

Sancho has been lauded as the solution to United’s right-wing problem, with Solskjaer having tried various players in the position.

They include Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Dan James and Amad, who have all had varying degrees of success on the right of the Red Devils’ attack.

Rashford will most likely revert to his favoured role on the opposite flank next season – especially if Paul Pogba’s much touted move to Paris Saint-Germain comes to fruition.

But the other three will each have to step up and impress Solskjaer after being presented with their own challenges by the arrival of Sancho.

For Greenwood, the task of carving out a future at United is arguably more straightforward.

The 19-year-old was often played on the right last season, although it is well known that he sees his future as the Red Devils’ centre-forward rather than on the flanks.

Greenwood will look to show next term that he can lead the line at Old Trafford for years to come – although he faces tough competition in the short term from the hugely experienced Edinson Cavani.

The deadly finisher will be looking to learn all he can from the former PSG star, and if he can carve out a role as United’s main striker he will undoubtedly benefit from the kind of service Sancho can provide.

For Amad, the signing of Sancho will pose a different problem.

When the Ivorian joined United from Atalanta in the January transfer window, it seemed as though he could be the long-term fix for the right-wing spot, given United had refused to meet Dortmund’s £108m valuation of Sancho last summer.

Then 18, Amad made a hugely promising start to life at United, being fast-tracked into first-team training and scoring an exquisite headed goal to help see off AC Milan in the last-16 of the Europa League.

It remains to be seen whether Sancho’s move will consign Amad to more time on the bench, or perhaps a loan move to gain more first-team experience.

But the talented teenager is able to play in a variety of roles, including as a No10 or on the left wing, and will be looking to show Solskjaer he can do a job in any of those positions – although having only just turned 19 he has plenty of time on his side.

The player who perhaps the most to lose from Sancho’s arrival is James, who has struggled to nail down a regular starting spot since his £16m signing from Swansea two years ago.

Now 23, his opportunities are likely to be even more limited with Sancho among the competition.

However, his best route into the team could be on the left flank, where he most commonly plays for Wales and is able to cut inside on his favoured right foot.

He is of course likely to find his way blocked by Rashford – but increased competition for the England forward can only be a good thing for Solskjaer and United.