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My season was dead and buried at Man Utd – now I can play a vital part in a potential football fairytale

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Jadon Sancho continues to love life away from Manchester United and is shining on Europe’s greatest stage.

The Manchester United loanee produced a ‘tremendous‘ display against PSG in the semi-final of the Champions League for Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night – which has the world raving about the English winger once again.

Sancho’s contributions helped the Black and Yellow to a 1-0 win, which puts them in the ascendency heading to the Parc des Princes.

Can Sancho and Dortmund hold their nerve and reach the Champions League final?

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Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund plays the ball during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Paris Sa...

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Jadon Sancho could win the Champions League

After being banished at Old Trafford by Erik ten Hag, it simply looked like Sancho’s season was absolutely in the mud – but now he has the chance to claim the biggest prize in club football.

Not just this, he’s set to be an integral part of it. Sancho is one of Dortmund’s most dangerous players, and certainly has a spot in the starting XI should they reach Wembley.

The only thing in their way? Well first off, Kylian Mbappe of PSG. The best player in the world will certainly have something to say in the second leg, so the tie is by no means over.

He told CBS: “When we have our fans we are so motivated from the start. But this tie is not over, we still have to go to Paris and get the job done.”

Should Dortmund overcome the first obstacle, the little matter of facing familiar foes in Bayern Munich or the Spanish giants of La Liga in the final awaits.

There’s a story either way there. Jude Bellingham foils his old club to become a legend at just 20, or Harry Kane finally breaks his trophy duck to lift the European Cup in London. Poetic.

But there’s an even better story on the side of Borussia Dortmund – which Sancho has a big part to play in.

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As confirmed by the club on Friday the 3rd of May, Marco Reus is set to leave Dortmund as a free agent after 12 long years in Germany.

One of one.

Marco Reus and Borussia Dortmund have reached a mutual understanding that his current contract will not be extended, as both parties will part ways this summer.

Full focus will persist on the remaining league fixtures, alongside our unwavering commitment to… pic.twitter.com/uJct037moh

— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) May 3, 2024

This means, should they get there, the attacker’s final game in an iconic yellow jersey will be the Champions League final.

It would be nothing short of a football fairytale for Reus to bow out with the trophy, rewarding his hard work, dedication and loyalty to die Schwarzgelben.

Reus got a goal and two assists on Saturday as Dortmund battered Augsburg in the Bundesliga. He told Sky Germany the following after the game.

“I’m glad there’s now clarity and we can now focus fully on the final games, which are so important. We have a big goal ahead of us that we want to achieve together. We want to get to Wembley. We want to bring the Champions League trophy back to Dortmund,” he said.

Let’s see if the German legend’s words come to fruition, which would see him and Manchester United loanee Jadon Sancho etch their names into the history books.

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