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Jadon Sancho REFUSES to discuss Man Utd transfer after making first Euro 2020 start for England in win over Ukraine


JADON SANCHO insists he is fully focused on England – despite his £73million transfer to Manchester United.

The winger, 21, was handed a shock start as the Three Lions crushed Ukraine 4-0 to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2020 barely 48 hours after his Old Trafford switch was announced.

Jadon Sancho is giving his full attention to England's bid to win Euro 2020 despite his Manchester United transfer

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Jadon Sancho is giving his full attention to England’s bid to win Euro 2020 despite his Manchester United transferCredit: Getty

Sancho was one of the stars of the show with a strong performance, despite only featuring for six minutes in the tournament prior to his Rome display.

And speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live afterwards, he confirmed his sole attention is on all matters Three Lions with a semi-final against Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday.

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The ex-Manchester City youngster said: “To be fair, I don’t want to talk about Manchester United.

“Right now I just want to focus on England.

“I’ve just been focusing on myself while I’ve been at England. I’ve always been ready if I needed to come on.”

Borussia Dortmund and United confirmed an agreement was in place for the transfer of Sancho on Thursday.

The Under-17 world champion will complete the formalities – including a medical and signing his contract – once his involvement at Euro 2020 ends.

Sancho scored 50 goals in 137 appearances for the Bundesliga giants and picked up the German Cup last season.

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Speaking about the 4-0 win over Ukraine, he added: “I’m feeling over the moon.

“Today was must-win and I’m just happy to have got an opportunity to play. This is a special moment for me.

“Every time I haven’t been playing I’ve been going back to training and been giving it everything.

“We knew today was going to be a big game, Ukraine are a very good side. I’m delighted.”

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The Match of the Day pundits waxed lyrical over the wide man, who got the nod over the likes of Jack Grealish, Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden.

Host Gary Lineker said: “He’s a player that obviously a lot of people at home wouldn’t have seen too frequently because he’s been playing at Dortmund.

“But I think it’s quite clear to see Manchester United have got something special.”

L’Equipe were notoriously harsh in their ratings, giving Sancho just a four – the lowest score of any Three Lions starter.

But Rio Ferdinand likes what he sees and added: “This isn’t a surprise. This is what German fans have been seeing for three years in the Bundesliga.

“He dances past these guys like he’s on the dancefloor, moves and they don’t know where they are.

“He mesmerises defenders, he’s got a confidence and balance that is very rarely seen.

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“And once he gets up to speed, this kid, he’s unplayable – and at the end of that, normally, there’s a pass and a weighted pass and decision making that goes beyond his years.”

Sancho spent four years at Borussia Dortmund and capped off his time there by winning the German Cup

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Sancho spent four years at Borussia Dortmund and capped off his time there by winning the German CupCredit: Getty





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