Manchester United summer signing Jadon Sancho has admitted that he supported Premier League rivals Chelsea while he was growing up and that Ivorian football icon Didier Drogba was one of his idols.


Sancho mentioned Chelsea legend Didier Drogba as his football idol in a chat with British radio station TalkSPORT.

Manchester United winger was a teenager in search of more first team opportunities when he left Premier League champions Manchester City to join Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga three years ago. At the time, Manchester City were keen for him to stay at the club but the young England international wanted to play first team football regularly and he got his wish at Dortmund.

Sancho established himself as one of the best wingers at Borussia Dortmund and that led to the interest from Manchester United who were on his trail for several transfer windows before they finally made a breakthrough in an €85m deal this summer.

Jadon Sancho made a slow start to his Manchester United career, but it looks like he has picked up in recent weeks with two goals in his last four appearances.

In a recent interview with TalkSPORT, England international Sancho talked about Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard, while expressing his soft spot for West London giants Chelsea who are also the reigning Champions League winners.

Sancho would have been delighted when he scored against Chelsea in a recent Premier League game for his second goal in as many Manchester United games. He had opened his Manchester United account with the clinching goal in the 2-0 away win over Spanish La Liga side Villarreal in the Champions League. His second goal came in the Premier League clash at Chelsea as he scored the opener with five minutes on the clock before Blues midfielder Jorginho scored a 69th minute penalty for a 1-1 draw.

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