Current and former Manchester United players have taken to social media to welcome new signing Jadon Sancho to the club.
Sancho’s arrival was finally announced by the club this afternoon.
The England man will wear the number 25 shirt, with the number 7 remaining with Edinson Cavani for his final season.
Always fast out of the blocks, Bruno Fernandes was the first current player to tweet a welcome message:
‘Welcome to the club @Sanchooo10. I look forward to playing together. Old Trafford are you ready?’ he said.
— Bruno Fernandes (@B_Fernandes8) July 23, 2021
Harry Maguire tweeted:
Welcome @Sanchooo10 ????
— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) July 23, 2021
Marcus Rashford, who is on holiday with Sancho at the moment, tweeted:
‘Yes x Welcome brother @Sanchooo10’
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) July 23, 2021
Rio Ferdinand tweeted a chant:
‘Viva Sancho, Viva Sancho, Running down the wing
‘Hear United sing Viva Sancho…’
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) July 23, 2021
United coach and former player Mike Phelan tweeted:
‘Important breaking news for us all I guess #Sancho The hard work starts now.’
— Mike Phelan (@Mike_Phelan_1) July 23, 2021
Sancho’s old club, Borussia Dortmund, also tweeted a message of support:
‘Thank you for everything, Jadon. Everyone in Dortmund wishes you the best of luck in England!’
Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United have agreed to terms over the transfer of Jadon Sancho.
Thank you for everything, Jadon. Everyone in Dortmund wishes you the best of luck in England! pic.twitter.com/cHTnrpfPIK
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) July 23, 2021
And Sancho himself tweeted a message for United fans:
‘Hello United fans. The wait is finally over.
‘I am here. Can’t wait to get started.
‘And see you guys at Old Trafford on the 14th August.
‘See you soon, take care.’
“I’m here” – Jadon Sancho pic.twitter.com/FJC1Oaje64
— The Elite Pundit (@TheElitePundit) July 23, 2021
Sancho is currently on holiday and is not expected to start training at Carrington until the week commencing Monday 2 August.
By that time, United will have already played four of their five pre-season friendlies but he could make his debut in the final pre-season friendly on Saturday 7 August at Old Trafford against Everton.