Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was close to getting his man last summer, as personal terms were agreed on.
However, Dortmund’s hefty £110m valuation put United off and ultimately led to the Premier League club withdrawing their interest.
United look set to finally secure Sancho’s services for a much lower fee this year, in a transfer saga that has all-in-all worked well for the club.
Sancho will join exciting attacking options at Old Trafford, with Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani garnering worthy hype this season.
Anthony Martial, Daniel James and Amad Diallo aren’t bad players to have either, in what has the potential to become one of the most dangerous attacks in Europe.