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Sancho would be akin to Rooney signing if Manchester United ultimately seal deal

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Manchester United have long been linked with a move for Jadon Sancho. But that particular rumour has gone quiet following football’s postponement and the financial issues that come with it.

According to the Mirror, United may be forced to delay their bid for Sancho until 2021. But, if a move does ultimately materialise, it would be akin to the one that brought Wayne Rooney to Old Trafford.

Sancho may well remain in Germany for another year; although United are one of the few clubs in the world that could – at a push – afford to go big on the 20-year-old this year. But don’t underestimate the importance of bringing the winger to the club one day.

Jadon Sancho

United have made a lot of signings down the years, but few have had the impact of Rooney. Signed back in 2004, the striker went on to become a legend for club and country.

He arrived as a teenager with the world at his feet and left as United’s all-time leading goal-scorer and a huge trophy haul.

At 20, Sancho is already a couple of years older than Rooney was when he signed for United. But the move would be similar in so many ways.

United paid £27million for Rooney (BBC), which was a huge fee at the time. They will have to pay considerably more than that for Sancho, but just imagine what a young Rooney would be worth in today’s market.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be getting a player with his best years ahead of him; one who could become a United legend and fill his boots as Rooney did before him.

While Cristiano Ronaldo always pined for Real Madrid, Sancho would be coming home with a return to Manchester. If United do get a deal done either this summer or next, they will have done few better.

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PICTURES: Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell join Chelsea training

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Chelsea returned to training today (Wednesday) at Cobham, and there were two new faces joining the rest of the squad, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell. The two summer arrivals had yet to train with the squad since signing, dealing with quarantine (presumably) and heel injury issues, respectively.

It’s unclear if either will be fit and ready for this weekend’s match against Liverpool, but it’s still nice to see them in training with the rest of the group! (Those who played on Monday apparently had a lighter session, but were all out there nonetheless.)

There’s no word on how close Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic may be. Ziyech is probably still a couple weeks out with his knee problem, at least, but Pulisic was supposed to be close before suffering a potential setback with his hamstring late last week. Neither were pictured in training, and one would assume their presence would get emphasized had they been there.

Pointing the way Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Pointing the way Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

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