Manchester United striker Jadon Sancho reveals ‘role model’ that convinced him to snub Man City

Jadon Sancho has revealed former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Christian Pulisic played a key role in his decision to leave Manchester City.

Sancho joined City academy from Watford in 2015. After just over two years at the Etihad Stadium, he then moved on to the Bundesliga signing for Dortmund in the summer of 2017.

It was in the German top flight that Sancho really made a name for himself, with his incredible run of 50 goals and 64 assists in just 137 appearances seeing him linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs. After being courted by Manchester United for several years, he finally moved to Old Trafford last summer.

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Sancho came back to haunt his former club last weekend as he equalized United in the Manchester derby. The England international was recently asked why he decided to leave City in 2017, and he revealed Pulisic had a big part to play in his decision.

In an interview with Sky Sports Germany, Sancho said: “The club [Dortmund] tried very hard for me.

“Then I saw who else was playing at Dortmund. For example, Christian Pulisic, who was only 19 at the time. He was almost a role model for me.

“I saw it and thought, ‘That could be me too’. Luckily BVB gave me that chance and I think I got the job done.”

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Rebecca R. Santistevan