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Jadon Sancho’s shinpad celebration explained

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The Manchester United star celebrated his latest goal by showing off a shinpad featuring a picture of his face.

Jadon Sancho has revealed the meaning behind his shinpad celebration after scoring his latest Manchester United goal.

The 22-year-old opened the scoring for the Red Devils in their 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League. He then whipped off one of his shinpads and showed it to the crowd with a thumbs up.

Speaking after the game, Sancho revealed the celebration was a tribute to one of his fans.

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“A little kid gave me some shinpads and asked me to wear them,” Sancho said.

“I said ‘Yeah, no problem’ and that was a little gesture from me when I scored, showing him that I was wearing his shinpads that he gave me.”

Sancho registered his third goal of the season against the Moldovan side. However, his newly-found form has not convinced Gareth Southgate to include him in his latest England squad.

“That [the World Cup] is one of the targets, but it is unfortunate that I didn’t get the call-up,” Sancho told MUTV.

“But I have to keep focusing on myself and keep working hard, week in and week out. So that is what I am going to do.