• Sancho's "Ultimate Team" does not feature Ronaldo
  • His XI includes Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe
  • Sancho is Man Utd's top target ahead of summer window

Jadon Sancho, who is Manchester United’s top target ahead of the summer transfer window, has picked up his "Ultimate Team" that includes the likes of Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba, and Neymar.

However, Sancho’s XI surprisingly does not feature former Man Utd great Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 631 first-team club goals since making his debut as a 17-year-old at Sporting Lisbon. From there, he moved to Man Utd and the rest is history. He helped Man Utd and Real Madrid win several trophies and, as a reward for his individual brilliance, he won five Ballon d’Or awards. As of now, he is just one trophy behind arch-rival Messi. He moved from Real to Juventus in the summer of 2018.

While Messi and Ronaldo have dominated the world of soccer for nearly two decades now, the ongoing 2019-20 season has been little about the duo. A player who has been in the spotlight for most of the season is Dortmund midfielder Sancho, who has earned the attention of several big European clubs for his impressive performances this campaign.

He has scored 20 goals and assisted another 20 in as many as 44 matches across competitions for Dortmund.

He is still not the best in the world that has the likes of Messi, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and Robert Lewandowski to name a few. In an interview with Dortmund’s YouTube channel, Sancho has named his "best XI".

Sancho’s XI: Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Achraf Hakimi (Moved from Real Madrid to Inter Milan this summer), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Raphael Guerreiro (Dortmund), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Neymar (PSG).

In the same interview, Sancho heaped praise on Pogba, who could well be his future teammate at Old Trafford. “He's very skillful and I like players that try things that are different to others, so he's very good,” Sancho told Dortmund’s YouTube Channel.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right) said his side's fine form has  slowed him from ageing
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Paul Pogba POOL / PETER POWELL

It is understood that Man Utd are well ahead of other clubs in the race to sign Sancho, whose contract with the Bundesliga side is due to expire in June 2022.

It has been reported that Dortmund have set an Aug. 10 deadline for Man Utd to sign Sancho, whose transfer fee is expected to be around $112 million. The three-month coronavirus break has extended the summer transfer window and the teams have ample time to go through the transfers. However, Dortmund have decided to not prolong with Sancho’s transfer saga as they are heading for a training camp to Switzerland on Aug. 10 and want any deal for the talented player done by then.