But after talking to Rashford, Sancho was ultimately left crushed when United failed to pounce for the forward – settling for Cavani instead.
Cavani’s move, at the time, was negatively received.
Fans had wanted Sancho and feared that, in the Uruguay international, they’d signed another Galactico like Alexis Sanchez, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao.
But Cavani has proved his worth this season – and in recent weeks in particular.
The 34-year-old has scored eight goals from his last seven appearances, looking every bit the world-class striker he’s been over the years.