An explanation for the unique celebration put on show by Manchester United star Jadon Sancho during the club’s meeting with FC Sheriff has come to the fore online.
Erik ten Hag’s troops were of course back in action a short time ago.
In their return to European action, the Red Devils made the trip to Moldova, for a Europa League group stage showdown with FC Sheriff.
United headed into proceedings eyeing a much-needed bounce-back result, after slipping to an opening day defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad last time out.
And, when all was said and done, emerge on the right side of the result is precisely what the evening’s visitors managed.
A comfortable 90 minutes saw Ten Hag and co. run out 2-0 victors, with the aforementioned Sancho having been amongst the goals at the Zimbru Stadium.
It was not Sancho’s fine strike itself, though, which saw the English international grab the headlines amid the action on Thursday night.
Instead, this came owing to the former Borussia Dortmund star’s ensuing celebration.
After wheeling away from the Sheriff penalty area, Sancho was spotted pulling a specialised shin pad out of his sock, before flashing it in the direction of the crowd.
And, as alluded to above, context has since been provided online.
As per ESPN, amongst others, the shin pads donned by United’s gifted wide-man in Moldova this evening came as a gift from a young fan.
Sancho, in turn, was keen to show his appreciation, with images shedding further light on the situation showcased below: