The Red Devils have struck a deal to sign the 21-year-old from Borussia Dortmund, but how will he fit into the club and what is his best position?
Manchester United has agreed to pay £73 million ($101 million) for Borussia Dortmund striker Jadon Sancho, ending one of the most drawn-out transfer sagas in recent memory.
The move is still subject to a medical, but the England attacker is expected to join United after his participation in Euro 2020.
His long-awaited arrival will provide United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with even more options in a front line that is already intriguing.
On the right
For years, United has been without a natural right-sided winger, which is why Solskjaer has been so keen on acquiring Sancho, who has 50 goals and 57 assists in 137 games for Dortmund in all competitions.
In the past, the Norwegian has been forced to put Mason Greenwood, who is two-footed and extremely versatile, out wide, allowing Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani to fight for the center-forward position.
Greenwood, on the other hand, loves to play through the centre, therefore the addition of Sancho means that his England teammate will be able to compete for a starting spot in his preferred position.
Because of the increased competition for positions, Solskjaer will always have a couple of game-changers on the bench.
On the left
Sancho’s adaptability is one of his most appealing qualities. Indeed, in Dortmund’s 3-4-3 system last season, he was a fixture on the left flank, where he formed a deadly connection with Portugal winger Raphael Guerreiro.
Sancho, on the other hand, appears to be destined for the left flank if United are short on numbers.
Remember, it’s not only Marcus Rashford who loves to play on the left flank; Anthony Martial has always seemed more at ease there. And neither man has ever excelled while positioned on the right side of the field.
Sancho’s flexibility to swap wings, on the other hand, allows Solskjaer to rest Rashford when necessary, or to alter things up in the midst of games to confound opponents.