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Clayton Blackmore tells Man United they made Jadon Sancho transfer mistake

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Clayton Blackmore thinks England would have won Euro 2020 if Manchester United’s Jadon Sancho had played more games.

England lost on penalties in the European Championship final this summer against Italy and United’s Marcus Rashford and Sancho, alongside Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, all bravely volunteered to take a penalty at Wembley before all failing to convert from the spot.

Since then, United have made the £72.9m signing of Sancho from Borussia Dortmund official and supporters’ attention has been turned to the Premier League season, with the Reds looking to mount a serious Premier League title challenge to Manchester City.

Looking back on the summer tournament, though, Blackmore thinks England should rue not giving Sancho more game-time.

“It’ll be nice to see him play. Being Welsh, I’m not usually bothered about English talent, but I was a bit annoyed that I was seeing England with three quality players on the bench and Sancho was one of them who didn’t play,” Blackmore told the MEN via BonusFinder.

“I think if Sancho played then England would have won the tournament easily. I watched him when he was 16 and he was brilliant.

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Blackmore also believed United made a mistake not signing Sancho from City when the winger was on the move during his academy days. Sancho went to Dortmund in 2017 before finally returning to the Premier League this summer.

The former United man added: “I spoke to his dad at times back then and he wanted away from City because from the U16s to the reserve teams at City there was no one better than Sancho. It’s probably why he left, at the time I tried to get our scouts to sign him up, but it didn’t happen.

“He’s a great a talent, he should have played more at the Euros because the one game he did play he was excellent. I think he’ll be great for the club, we just might have too many players who want to play on that left-hand side.”

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