Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has defended summer signing Jadon Sancho after his slow start to life at Old Trafford.
The England international proved himself as a terrifying prospect in the Bundesliga for Borussia Dortmund, but he has yet to do anything of note for Manchester United, where everything is exaggerated.
Sancho, who is one for the future, came off the bench on Sunday as United managed a 2-1 win away to West Ham in dramatic fashion.
“He’ll be fine,” Keane said on Sky Sports, as quoted by the Daily Star.
“He’s been at the club what, two months. There’s been a lot of changes, new players coming to the club – give the kid a break.
“He’s still learning his trade, he’s still a young player, big expectations.
“He’s come to a new club where he’s certainly not going to be star man, he’ll be down the pecking order and he’s got to adapt to all that. Give him a chance.”
I don’t think there is any reason to worry about Sancho as it’s early days in his Manchester United career. The season is just a few games old and there will be plenty of opportunities for the former BVB star to make his mark.
Give Sancho time to adjust his game.