Jadon Sancho eyes first Man United start
Jadon Sancho eyes first Man United start on Saturday when they play Southampton. Jadon Sancho appeared as a substitute in the win against Leeds United but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hinted the summer signing could start against Southampton on Sunday
New signing Raphael Varane and striker Edinson Cavani are pushing to be involved for Manchester United at Southampton, but goalkeeper Dean Henderson is still building fitness after contracting coronavirus.
Having announced a deal had been struck with Real Madrid on July 27, the 28-year-old center-back finally completed his move to Old Trafford last Saturday.
Varane was paraded on the pitch before the 5-1 win against Leeds and could make his United debut at Southampton this weekend when Cavani is also pushing to return after an extended break.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “With regards to team news, that’s given us a boost as well. Edinson has joined in, Raphael’s joining him, so we’re getting fitter and fitter.”
Asked if Varane and fellow summer signing Jadon Sancho could start at St Mary’s, Solskjaer said: “Well, you’ll see on Sunday.
“They’ve worked well, anyway. They’ve had minutes, we’ve had a very good week ourselves so it’s still seeing who’s making the flight down to Southampton on Saturday.”
David De Gea is set to start at Southampton as Henderson builds fitness having suffered with prolonged fatigue after contracting coronavirus last month.
“With regards to Dean, he was tired after training so he felt that and we needed to check him up,” Solskjaer said.
“Now he feels much better, he’s passed all the tests that we have gone through with him and he’s training.
“He’s building himself up again because he’s lost the last few weeks, but he’s working in the gym hard, he’s working out on the grass.
“He’s not with full team training yet but he won’t be too long.”