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Jadon Sancho celebrated goal for Manchester United by holding personalised shin-pad given to him by young fan

Josh Lawless

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Jadon Sancho celebrated goal for Manchester United by holding personalised shin-pad given to him by young fan

Jadon Sancho's celebration after scoring for Manchester United was a wholesome one as he dedicated it to a young fan he met recently.

Sancho put United 1-0 up against Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League, finishing a flowing move that featured a gorgeous Christian Eriksen pass.

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The former Borussia Dortmund winger shimmied in the area and rolled the ball into the bottom corner with his left foot.

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For his celebration, Sancho took off his shin-pad and held it aloft. The shin-pads had been given to him recently by Jacob, a massive United supporter.

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Sancho pulled up in his car and wound his window down to sign the youngster's matchday programme.

But he also received a special gift as the lad handed him personalised shinnies. Sancho gratefully accepted them and the boy’s father told the winger he should wear them in his next game.

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"Of course I will, " Sancho replied, before giving a high five and driving off.

It was a wonderful gesture from Sancho, who will have definitely have made Jacob's year. We'd love to know how he reacted when Sancho displayed the shin-pads he gave him.

Jacob and his dad John have a joint Instagram account which has 33,000 followers and features content of him meeting players.

He's given shin-pads to Scott McTominay, Alejandro Garnacho and Bruno Fernandes.

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Sancho's goal was a positive response to being left out of Gareth Southgate's England squad despite a strong start to the new campaign.

Although he has been displaced at centre-back, United skipper Harry Maguire is one of 12 defenders included for games against Italy and Germany.

Featured Image Credit: Image: TikTok

Topics: Jadon Sancho, Europa League, Manchester United

Josh Lawless
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