Its confirmed Champions League football for Manchester United next campaign as they were able to fend off Leicester City 2-0 on Sunday.
While all the Red Devils needed was a point to secure their entry into the highly sought-after competition for next season, they were unsure for much of the game and the Foxes could have jeopardized their hopes on multiple occasions.
However, it took a Bruno Fernandes penalty and a late goal from substitute Jesse Lingard to assure the result.
While Twitter did react powerfully to the win and Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s achievement, in particular, it wasn’t just the Norwegian gaffer, or the prolific Fernandes or even the goal-drought broken Lingard who were trending on the social media platform.
Instead, it was Jadon Sancho who was occupying space in tweets as well following United’s win, with the English starlet being mentioned over 21,000 times at the time of writing this article.
This is largely due to fans hoping that this last assurance of top-tier football would ensure that the Borussia Dortmund forward ends up at United.
Incidentally, this ought not to be a factor in the actual saga as Sancho is already believed to have agreed to personal terms with the Premier League giants and it is instead a failure to decide on a transfer fee that is allegedly keeping the deal in limbo.
Likewise, many of the other reactions also begged the club to go ahead and announce Sancho’s arrival already, effectively urging them to seal the deal.
— Viral Shah (@viraaalll) July 26, 2020
Why is Sancho trending .. Has he recorded 4 assists already in his PL debut for MAN U …? 😌⚡️
— Edudzi👑✨ (@KophieMahn_) July 26, 2020
Jadon Sancho walking into United’s dressing room… pic.twitter.com/LzfTgjHjlL
— Adam McKola (@AdamMcKola) July 26, 2020
Tell Grealish & Sancho to pack their bags, they’re coming home
— Tom (@utdcynical) July 26, 2020
Sancho announcement should be imminent.
— Jαck. (@UtdOptimist) July 26, 2020
This isn’t the first time that a player has gone trending on Twitter without having played football on that day thanks to Manchester United, with a similar thing happening to Kylian Mbappe earlier this month following Mason Greenwood’s positive performance in a game.
Will Sancho be a part of United’s roster when Premier League football resumes in September?