Jadon Sancho reveals heartfelt reason for shin pads celebration after scoring in Manchester United’s Europa League win then sends message to young fan

    There was a nice touch from Jadon Sancho as he celebrated Manchester United’s opening goal in the win at Sheriff Tiraspol.

    The forward gave his side the lead against the Moldovan outfit on 17 minutes of the Europa League game as he struck home with his left foot.

    Sancho fired in his third goal of the season

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    Sancho fired in his third goal of the season

    His celebration was a lovely touch

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    His celebration was a lovely touch

    The 22-year-old’s celebration was a lovely moment as he revealed the shin pads he was wearing were some personalised ones gifted to him by a young Man United fan earlier this season.

    “A kid asked me to wear them,” Sancho explained after the match.

    “It was a little gesture from me, when I scored, to show him I was wearing shin pads.”

    He later tweeted: “This is for you Jacob, Young Legend.”

    Sancho, who was snubbed from Gareth Southgate’s England squad for their upcoming UEFA Nations League clashes, was a big threat having had an effort cleared off the line on 36 minutes.

    On the subject of England, he said he has not given up hope of making the World Cup squad.

    Sancho has made the dreams of a young Man United fan come true

    Sancho has made the dreams of a young Man United fan come true

    “It is unfortunate that I didn’t get the call-up but I have to keep focusing on myself and keep working hard, week-in and week-out.

    “So that is what I am going to do.”

    And he certainly seems to be doing that with his Europa League strike his third of the season. Erik ten Hag’s men then doubled their lead moments later as Cristiano Ronaldo slotted in a penalty after Diogo Dalot was tripped inside the box.

    The goal is Ronaldo’s first of the season, his first in the Europa League and his 699th at club level on what’s his first start of the 2022/23 campaign.

    In Man United’s eighth match of the season, Ronaldo got off the mark

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    In Man United’s eighth match of the season, Ronaldo got off the mark

    Ronaldo’s penalty proved to be the final goal of the match as Man United coasted to a 2-0 win.

    The result sees Ten Hag’s men get off the mark in the Europa League having lost at home to Real Sociedad last week.

    Their next European assignment sees them travel to Cyprus, where they take on Omonia FC on October 6.

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