Jadon Sancho first season at Manchester United was underwhelming and his best position on the wing is currently under debate. Jadon Sancho signed for United for £72.9million last summer. Raheem Sterling was the only English player to record more goal involvements across three seasons.
United were quite persistent in their pursuit of Sancho. While Manchester City spent the same amount of money on signing Jack Grealish. Sancho had spent four spell-binding years with Borussia Dortmund. He had established himself as one of the world’s most exciting prospects.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND HAD ALREADY WARNED MANCHESTER UNITED ABOUT JADON SANCHO
Although, Sancho was brought back to earth last season. United’s toxic dressing room burdened him and the rest of the team. Sancho had been afforded more time and space in Bundesliga.
Whereas, in Premier League, there was less time and space and immediate pressure on him to perform. The environment only made it possible for Sancho to contribute five goals and three assists in his debut season.
UNITED STILL DOES KNOW HIS BEST POSITION
Sancho was signed to play on the right-wing at United. But, it quickly became clear that he would be better on the opposite side. He finally found some form in February and March. However, he was unable to sustain those promising performances. Sancho regressed again and was sidelined with tonsillitis for the final games of the season.
There is no denying Sancho’s debut season was underwhelming. His performances have also caused a headache. Sancho was best on the left wing and United still doesn’t have anyone at the club that can play right wing. Sancho was viewed as the perfect right-wing signing, but he actually was an underwhelming left-wing signing instead. The obvious silver lining is he possesses an abundance of talent and he is bound to come good at United.
However, Erik Ten Hag wants to sign a right-winger this summer. The player of interest is Antony from Ajax. United have been quoted a fee of 40m to sign the Brazilian. It is also in Sancho’s interest to succeed on the right-wing because the team has competition already on the left wing.
The winger has also mentioned he can play on the right-wing if the manager wants him to. “I don’t mind, as long as I’m playing,” Sancho said in March when asked which side on the wing prefers. His performances speak louder than his words, but it would be convenient for everyone involved if he could fulfill the role he was signed to play.
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