Paul Scholes believes that Jadon Sancho’s Manchester United teammates, Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, are responsible for the winger’s inconsistent performances since his arrival at Old Trafford. Sancho, who was signed for £73m in the summer, has failed to deliver a consistent run of performances for the club.
Erik ten Hag, the manager of Ajax, where Sancho played during his youth career, has deemed the England international not ready physically or mentally ready to play for part of this season. As a result, Sancho has been out of the first team fold for much of the campaign.
However, Scholes believes that there is much more to come from the 22-year-old if he had a “better right-back” alongside him. He suggests that Sancho requires a flying right-back, as he is not a quick player but a skilful player who wants to play football and play with his centre-forward and right-back.
Scholes implies that if United can possibly find a better right-back, it might make Sancho a different proposition. Ironing out this issue can help Sancho find his way back to his Dortmund form.
Last week, Rio Ferdinand urged Sancho and teammate Antony to take more risks when on the ball for United. Ferdinand feels that there is one part of their game that needs to improve, and that is taking more risks. He asks Sancho and Antony to take inspiration from their teammate Bruno Fernandes, who takes risks and is a problem for any team he faces.
Sancho and United fans are eagerly waiting for the winger to hit his stride at Old Trafford, and Scholes’ comments suggest that the club must rectify their issues in the right-back position to help the winger realize his full potential.
In conclusion, Sancho has struggled to find his form at Manchester United since his arrival, with Erik ten Hag even refusing to play him at times this season. However, Scholes has identified the issue with the right-back position and suggests that rectifying it will help Sancho return to his Dortmund form. Meanwhile, Ferdinand urges Sancho and Antony to take more risks on the ball, like their teammate Bruno Fernandes. With these considerations, Sancho and United can look to improve their performances in the coming games.