Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho was substituted midway through the first half after Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s sending off in the 2-1 defeat to Young Boys last night.
While he shouldn’t be judged on 37 minutes of football, he didn’t really have much of an impact on the match, and it has been a similar story in the four other games he has played since signing from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.
Supporters on Twitter are very much split in terms of what they think of Sancho’s start. Some are worried about his poor form while others believe he simply needs time to settle into his new club:
Dont think he is fast or/& fit enough.
— The Bone Doctor 🦴(Dr Avik Roy) (@Avik207) September 13, 2021
He will come good, Havertz took some time too, it will take time to adapt
— Shibashish Mukherjee (@ShibashishMukh4) September 13, 2021
Needs time to even perform for his own https://t.co/SXZtsQlgZv
— Ketaa Clinton (@KetaaClinton) September 13, 2021
Needs time to find his for in new league and new team, showed some good moves last Saturday
— Hlynur Garðarsson (@HlynsiGar) September 13, 2021
He was more offensive in the Bundesliga. He was more reserved in his style of play in the last two matches.
— chunsiong (@chunsiong2508) September 13, 2021
Seriously though he has to improve his passing
— Stunna RONEYO (@MRoneyo) September 13, 2021
Sancho will be the sancho we know soon. Give him time.
— J (@Jrd5781) September 13, 2021
He has good technique, but technique alone isn’t enough. Mkhitaryan was pretty silky in the Bundesliga too.
I am willing to give him time, I’m not writing him off. But this signing didn’t excite me like Varane or Ronaldo, that’s all.
— Dark Saint (@DefiledGod) September 13, 2021
I don’t agree sancho take a year or 2 to get premier league standards how can we pick him first team when we have Greenwood
— Danny (@Danny29528091) September 13, 2021
He’ll get there very quickly. He’s getting better with each game
— Mike (@mikeleigh33) September 14, 2021
It’s fair to say that fans were expecting a bit more from the £73m recruit. However, there are mitigating circumstances we have to consider. Sancho was laid low after contracting the virus before the start of the season.
That has probably impacted on the 21-year-old’s performances, whilst he hasn’t been given a full 90 minutes to show what he can do. Hopefully, he’ll get a goal or assist in upcoming games and ease concerns about his start to life at United.