Jadon Sancho, ignition delay


It’s party time at Manchester United. The English club have successfully started the season in the Premier League with 13 points out of 15 possible. There was a quack in the Champions League against the Young Boys of Bern, but the essential is elsewhere for the start of the 2021-2022 financial year, since everything revolves around Cristiano Ronaldo and his resounding comeback, and efficient (4 goals in 3 matches). This has the merit of masking a less encouraging fact, the delay in the ignition of Jadon Sancho.

The 21-year-old England international may be lucky to have seen CR7 land in the final moments of the summer transfer window, as this has the merit of taking the pressure off him due to his status as the most expensive transfer in the world. been for Manchester United. After failing to recruit him the previous summer, the Mancunian club paid € 85 million excluding bonus to snatch him from Borussia Dortmund, relatively early (July 23).

Delicate beginnings

Sancho was supposed to be the new detonator of the Red Devils attack, but for now, he is mostly the main disappointment of the offensive sector. While CR7 connects the goals, that Bruno Fernandes always leads the dance or that Greenwood is decisive, Jadon Sancho displays a starving performance (no goal or assist) and, more serious, struggles to create danger.

Bad choice, few successful dribbles, almost zero influence in the play of his team, the former BVB player does not bring much to MU for the moment, far from his impact in Dortmund. Even though he is English, Sancho had never played in the Premier League before this season, he who left Manchester City in 2017 without having had time to reach the first team.

In a press conference, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already come to the aid of his player. “He’s 21, he’s learning the game, he’s learning our training, he’s learning how we play, how the Premier League is. But he is eager to learn. We know his talent and we recruited him because we will have a top striker for the next 10-12 years ”. No worries yet for the moment, especially with a Cristiano Ronaldo who draws all the light.

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