Solskjaer: We signed Sancho as we see a top forward for 15 years

Sun 19 September 2021 | 7:56

Despite a rocky start at Old Trafford, the Norwegian manager is convinced that the winger will reach his best extent.

Jadon Sancho

"is learning all the time and will improve," as per Manchester United manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

, who believes the £73 million ($100 million) prodigy may be 'a top striker' for the club within the next 15 years. 

In July, Man Utd finally spent their money on a protracted transfer target, signing Sancho on a five-year deal from Borussia Dortmund. 

The 21-year-old has had a difficult start at Old Trafford, failing to make an impression in his first five outings, but Solskjaer is certain that he will reach his full potential as he evolves and improves his game.

The 48-year-old coach said of Sancho ahead of the Red Devils' next

Premier League

match against West Ham on Sunday:

"He's learning all the time.

"As I said in training as well, he's learning our methods, he's learning the Premier League and of course, he knows the Champions League already from being at Dortmund.

"He's a young boy, he's only 21 and he'll improve. We signed him as we see a top forward for 10, 12, 15 years and I've not changed my mind on that.

"He's so clean on the ball and is enthusiastic to learn and that is such a big thing when you come to Man Utd. You're always going to get a chance and you play with some of the best players in the world, you're getting some fantastic coaching with the coaches I've got too."

While adjusting to his new environments in Manchester, Sancho has pledged not to modify the approach that helped him establish himself as one of Europe's best young wingers at Dortmund. 

"I'm going to keep playing my game," he said earlier this month. "I'm not going to change what I've been doing over in Germany. I've just got to bring it here and hopefully, I can show the fans what I can deliver."

In addition, the England international voiced his delight at the prospect of working alongside

Marcus Rashford


Mason Greenwood

, saying:

"That's going to be a crazy link up when Marcus gets back [from injury].

"Obviously I've seen a bit of Mason - he's crazy. We're still getting to know each other, obviously movements and things like that, getting our understanding, but it's going to be crazy all three of us on the pitch."



source: SportMob

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