Manchester United have been told there is ‘no excuse’ for Jadon Sancho to be kept on the subs bench.
A move four years in the making, England forward Sancho touched down in the Premier League this summer after Borussia Dortmund finally agreed to sanction his £72.9million return to the UK.
It’s not been a plain-sailing homecoming for the former Manchester City academy starlet, though.
Indeed, the 21-year-old has yet to score or provide a single assist on the back of that high-profile move, while he’s also had to play second fiddle to Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and other players in recent games.
Over that time, the pressure has increased on the man who tracked his services; Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Sancho emerged as one of the hottest prospects on the planet during four seasons in Germany; contributing to 114 goals in 137 outings all-told for the Bundesliga side.
So what must United do to ignite one of their three marquee signings?
Speaking as part of a promotion for Bonus Code Bets, ex-United defender Paul Parker said: “If Manchester United publicly chased Sancho for months and then buy him for £72.9million, they simply have to get him playing.
“He’s an Englishman, he knows football in England and there’s no excuse for him.
“For anyone to come out and say that he needs time to adjust to the Premier League is rubbish – he went from an English side to go to Germany. His game and everything about him would have improved by going out there.”
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Parker added: “Unless Jadon Sancho is doing something in training that the manager doesn’t like, or he’s got to play others ahead of him… If you’re a person that’s paid the £72.9million, you’d be asking why they’ve paid that money for him, alongside his wages which will be over £100,000 per week.
“Are they going to give him the opportunity to earn some money? He has to play more than one game so he can get a run in the team and feel a part of it. All it’s doing is causing massive unrest within the club, and definitely with him [Sancho].”
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