Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has showered praise on Jadon Sancho, claiming the Borussia Dortmund star can be England’s best player.

During his work as a pundit with BT Sport, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has gone on to make a major claim about Jadon Sancho. The former English international believes the 18-year-old Borussia Dortmund winger is the real deal and will be “the best English player in the coming years”.

Jadon Sancho has seen his career take off ever since he took the brave decision to leave the shores of his homeland in England to make his way to Germany. Leaving Manchester City for a foreign club in Borussia Dortmund is a decision that not many English players take, let alone those in their teens.

But, the 18-year-old has been vindicated, having established himself as an indispensable figure in the first-team setup at Westfalenstadion this season. In fact, Sancho has been one of the most prolific contributors in the final third across Europe this term, with 8 goals and 13 assists in 29 appearances across all competitions.

Unsurprisingly, his exploits have seen the player having the spotlight shone on him, with widespread reports linking clubs like Manchester United lately. And, pundits also cannot seem to stop praising him.

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand is the latest to do so, having claimed that the former Manchester City prospect has what it takes to become England’s best player soon.

“No goals but I’ve seen Jadon Sancho – I’m just happy to be watching. I’ve been up screaming and dancing. An 18-year-old scaring the life out of seasoned Premier League players. I love it. I think he’ll be the best English player in the coming years. Every time he gets the ball he has the respect of defenders before it’s been kicked. The defender knows he’s going past him it’s just a matter of how.”

A star that is going places. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

A star that is going places. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Sancho was recently praised by Arsene Wenger as well, with the former Arsenal manager revealing that the Gunners tried to sign him before he joined Borussia Dortmund.

For now, there is just no stopping Jadon Sancho, who has become one of the most important players for Dortmund, while also being widely lauded as one for the future. It remains to be seen if Ferdinand’s claims come true soon. The teenage prodigy though, is already a star, with big things awaiting him.

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