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Premier League: Jadon Sancho’s crisis at Manchester United – football

by archysport

The last season at Borussia Dortmund was outstanding. Jadon Sancho played in 38 competitive games last season for BVB and was directly involved in 37 goals as a shooter or preparer. From his point of view, it was now time to move on and try an even bigger club.

Manchester United transferred 85 million euros to Dortmund in the summer to secure the services of the 21-year-old exceptional talent. But in his home country England the attacking player has not been able to get by so far.

This had already started at the European Championship, when the English national team marched into the final, but Sancho was not allowed to contribute much. The attacker mostly sat on the bench before being substituted on by coach Gareth Southgate in the final against Italy just before the end of extra time to take a penalty kick. Like two other teammates, Sancho forgave and Italy became European champions.

It is not known how much the missed shot affected self-confidence. Like the other missed shooters, Sancho was at least exposed to the hatred and ridicule of English fans. Experiences that are currently repeating themselves. He was last named in 007 because Sancho has played seven times in the Premier League, scoring zero goals and providing zero assists.

In fact, the statistics reflect the low sporting value Sancho currently has for his club. The coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has been under heavy fire at the latest since the 0: 5 against Liverpool (Sancho sat on the bench for 90 minutes), has hardly used the young player so far. Sancho was only in the starting line-up three times in the league and twice in the Champions League. When a teammate saw red in the first game at Young Boys Bern (1: 2), Sancho was immediately sacrificed. Solskjaer replaced him after 37 minutes and changed his tactics.

“Of course, I follow what he’s doing,” said BVB managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke recently in a “one-two” at Sport 1: “It hurts my soul that he’s not taken into account. I love Jadon, when you see him play you get tears in your eyes. I think his problem is that he’s not that seeded in the English national team. “

“Does he deserve to be there?”

In fact, Sancho was recently dealt the next low blow there, at least verbally. Although he was nominated by Southgate in October for the internationals against Andorra (starting XI) and Hungary (90 minutes on the bench), the coach garnished his decision with this sentence: “Has he earned it in the last few weeks with these performances , to take part? Well, maybe not. ”Still, Southgate believes“ that he can reach a high level ”.

United crisis could now be Sancho’s chance to show that he can do more than “just dribbling and two, three or four players,” as ex-Manchester professional Paul Ince recently criticized. Because even for such feats, his playing time was seldom enough in the end. The team that fell to eighth now needs new momentum. And coach Solskjaer wins quickly if he doesn’t want to be an ex-coach soon.

“Jadon is a world-class talent,” said Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp shortly before the historic victory over the competitor: “He has everything to become one of the best players in the world.” The question is whether or not Sancho will show it anytime soon may show at all.


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