Man United legend Rio Ferdinand gives his honest verdict on Jadon Sancho’s recent struggles with his new club, which can be caused by a lack of playing time.
After signing Sancho from Borussia Dortmund last transfer window, fans expected a meteoric rise in Man United’s form, including Sancho himself. However, after some time into the season, it has been quite the opposite; the English international has not scored a goal for his new team and continues to ride some games on the bench. Still, Ferdinand seems to have faith in Sancho’s capabilities.
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“There’s no doubting Jadon’s ability, no doubting his desire. That’s all there. But sometimes when you go to a football club you need all the other bits of the jigsaw to fit in. And at the moment they aren’t fitting into their perfect places. I think that will come, I think that will be a matter of time.”
“Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic are the examples that he needs to lean on and be shown.”
“There are loads of players that came into United and didn’t [perform straight away]. Patrice and Nemanja are two great examples from my generation.”
Indeed, Sancho has time to find his form as United is struggling to find their form, dropping points against subpar teams and failing to compete against England’s top clubs. Some fans blame manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for not using Sancho properly and relying on Cristiano Ronaldo’s last-minute heroics.
Will Sancho end up just like Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic, making a lasting impact for Man United? Or will he have the same fate as Donny van de Beek, struggling to find minutes for an entire season?