Read what Frank Lampard has to say about Manchester United’s new signing

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Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has admitted that Manchester United signed a special player in Jadon Sancho.

United reportedly paid £73m to sign Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, and the deal is expected to be completed after the Euro 2020 tournament.

When analysing the game between England and Ukraine, the former Chelsea boss was so full of praise for Sancho.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Lampard said: “I think there’s a natural balance and acceleration in him, and movement. This is not the norm.

“And fortunately for England now in our squad we have a few players like this, these incredible talents in attacking areas.

“But he completely vindicates Gareth’s decision to play him today, because of what he brought. He wanted a bit of something more direct, he wanted a right footer, he wanted someone off the side.

“As Rio [Ferdinand] says, the maturity for a young kid to come in and show it in a game of this level says a lot about his mentality as well.

“We’ve got a special player coming to the Premier League.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea on the other hand are working towards the signing of Sancho’s teammate at Dortmund, Erling Haaland.

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