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Jadon Sancho tipped to follow in unwanted footsteps of Donny van de Beek at Man United


Jadon Sancho tipped to follow in unwanted footsteps of Donny van de Beek at Man United


Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville could not help but express concern over the situation of Jadon Sancho, on the back of the club’s meeting with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

Ronaldo & Rashford amongst the goals

United of course returned to Premier League action yesterday evening, making the trip to north London for a Premier League clash.

The Red Devils headed into proceedings aware that nothing but a positive result would suffice, on the back of a solitary point secured from an available twelve across the club’s prior four outings.

And, when all was said and done at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the visitors, to their credit, bounced back in a major way.

A dominant display ultimately culminated in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men emerging on the right side of a 3-0 scoreline.

Cristiano Ronaldo proved the undoubted star of the show, opening the scoring and teeing up Edinson Cavani’s 2nd, before Marcus Rashford added some gloss to the scoreline off the bench late on:

‘End up the same…’

As outlined above, though, amid an otherwise positive day’s work for United, concerns, post-match, were raised when it comes to the place of one member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad in particular.

The player in question? Jadon Sancho.

Speaking on Sky Sports on the back of the full-time whistle in north London, Gary Neville was quick to highlight the potential problems awaiting English international Sancho over the weeks and months ahead.

This comes with the summer arrival at Old Trafford having failed to even make it off the bench versus Spurs, on the back of a change in system.

Neville, in turn, went as far as to suggest that Sancho could end up ‘exactly the same’ as Donny van de Beek, whose struggles for game-time across his stint on the red half of Manchester thus far have of course been well documented:

‘Sancho, if he’s not careful, is going to end up exactly the same [as van de Beek].’

‘He’s played in some pretty appalling performances in the last few [weeks], not him… I mean team performances.’

‘He’s come into a club that’s looked completely disjointed in terms of their football. He’s played in a far better team and unit at Dortmund.’

‘He’s come in here and probably thinking, ‘What the hell am I in here? What is this?’. There’s no organisation, there’s no structure, the defensive work rate is poor.’

Jadon Sancho tipped to follow in unwanted footsteps of Donny van de Beek at Man United

Dortmund’s English midfielder Jadon Sancho celebrate scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match BVB Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt, in Dortmund, western Germany on February 14, 2020. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER / AFP) / RESTRICTIONS: DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

‘He’s actually the only player, when you look at the defensive running stats of Manchester United’s front players, that’s got anywhere near… I think he’s fifth or sixth out of the top four clubs’ front players, he was in the top 10. So he’s actually put a shift in.’

‘But he must be sat on that bench today thinking, ‘What am I doing?’, now he’s thinking, ‘Where do I play in that system?’. Because I don’t see him in a three in midfield, and I don’t see him in a two up front, so he’s probably thinking, ‘Where is my career at Manchester United?’.’

‘And van de Beek’s thinking the same. Today has been a good day but it does cause problems elsewhere.’


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