Marcus Rashford has clarified he did not confirm a transfer for Jadon Sancho to Manchester United on Twitter and says his account was hacked instead.
Sancho has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford for some time now with the Red Devil’s keen on adding the winger to their squad as they try push for the Premier League title.
Depsite the reports that Borussia Dortmund and United have agreed a deal, Rashford has cleared the air after a misunderstanding following a question from a fan on Twitter.
Rashford was asked by a fan on twitter following England’s victory over Germany on Tuesday: “Announce Sancho, Marcus” and the Man Utd player seemingly confirmed the transfer after simply replying “Yes x”.
The tweet sent United fans into a frenzy thinking that the transfer had been announced, but their ecstasy was cut short after Rashford set the record straight on Wednesday morning.
He tweeted clarification on why his account had sent the original tweet by explaining he had been hacked.
He said: “A little hack and I’m back. Morning all”
A little hack and I’m back. Morning all ♥️🏴
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) June 30, 2021
Despite Rashford denying that the deal has been completed, reports suggest that the transfer is very close to completion.
The Manchester club have reportedly agreed a £77million fee for Sancho with Dortmund and the deal is expected to be completed in the coming days.
Sancho is also said to have agreed personal terms with United in principal so the transfer can move along swiftly once Euro 2020 has reached its climax.
The 21-year-old is currently on international duty with Rashford for England, but has only played six minutes for The Three Lions so far at the Euros.
Rashford himself has only completed 58 minutes across three appearances at the tournament with England cementing their place in the quarter-finals on Tuesday following a 2-0 victory over Germany at Wembley.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping that the addition of Sancho to his United side can help them to improve upon their second placed finish in the Premier League last season.