Sancho’s Hard Start at Man United
Jadon Sancho is not having the smooth beginning he had hoped for at Manchester United. Gareth Southgate, England’s boss, has commented on the issue and said he is not surprised by the young player’s struggle. Southgate also said that the Premier League is much more intense than the Bundesliga, which Sancho is used to.
Sancho’s Rocky Start
Sancho moved from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United during the summer window this year. The Red Devils paid £73 million for the 21-year-old, closing the chapter for him after his 3-year contract in Germany.
Sancho showed great promise as a young and exciting winger in Europe at Westfalenstadion, but unfortunately has not been able to live up to his reputation at his new home ground, Old Trafford. The pressure has been on for Sancho, and he seems to be struggling to keep up. Southgate reckons that Sancho is going to need time to settle in and fully understand what is expected of him top-flight English football.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Man United’s head coach has expected Sancho to hit the ground running at Old Trafford. Ole has had Sancho featuring in eight of the club's first nine games in all competitions in 2021-2022.
Despite his involvement in all 9 games, Sancho has not yet scored even one goal for his new club. His latest failure being Man United’s match against Villarreal last week.
It’s not all doom and gloom for the young Sancho, he has apparently shown slight signs of improvement in the Group F Fixtures. This means that the coach may consider placing him in the starting game sheet when United host Everton on Saturday.
Gareth Southgate’s Overall Comments
Southgate had a lot to share on Sancho unexpectedly disappointing start to his new club career. Despite his lack of surprise on the subject, he still had some kind words for Sancho.
Southgate said that be still fully believes in Sancho’s talent and potential, even though he has had a rocky start in Manchester. Gareth has graciously offered to do whatever he can to help Sancho shake off whatever is hindering his progress. Southgate feels that one of the main issues Sancho is facing is that United is totally different from what he is used to. Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world with an even bigger reputation, Sancho is not used to any of it and will most likely take some time to adjust.