Why Sancho deal may be the most important summer deal for Manchester United

Signing Jadon Sancho was a huge priority for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United this summer, and it’s great that the club has gone on to make the signing happen.

Raphael Varane deal is another one on the pipeline as Solskjaer continues to build a squad capable of fighting Manchester City for the league.

Sancho’s arrival will be a huge coup for Solskjaer, due to the absence of Marcus Rashford. Solskjaer could be without Marcus Rashford for the first two months of next season.

The 23-year-old has been carrying a troubling shoulder injury since January and United have decided to operate on it.

Rashford has been playing through the pain barrier with the injury since November, and a surgery could see him miss the start of the new Premier League campaign.

Undertaking the surgery means Rashford will miss at least the first six weeks of next season, and this is where Sancho comes in.

Sancho was signed to play on the right but the former Man City man is also good at playing from the left, meaning Mason Greenwood could revert to the rght flank position.

With Rashford likely to be unavailable for the start of the new season, Sancho coming in is definitely a no-brainer.