Jadon Sancho has endured a difficult start to life at Manchester United so far. The 21-year-old was the subject of a two-year-long transfer saga but finally completed his move to the Old Trafford club earlier this summer.
Sancho has started just four of the nine games United have played so far this season after also failing to break into Gareth Southgate’s first-choice team for this summer’s European Championship.
Sancho’s impressive cameo against Everton before this week’s international break did, however, offer some optimism as he was one of the bright sparks in a dull United side.
The former Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City winger has now been backed to put the early struggles behind him by Luke Shaw, who has insisted Sancho is ‘working extremely hard’ behind closed doors.
“Sometimes, for people, it takes time,” Shaw told talkSPORT.
“I wouldn’t say struggle because I don’t think he’s struggling at the moment. He’s working extremely hard behind closed doors.
“He’s training really well and looking really sharp. He just hasn’t had that bit of luck that sometimes you need for your first goal or first assist. But I’ve got no doubt in my mind, it’s coming.
“The talent he has is unbelievable, he can go right to the very top. It’s just about him staying focussed, keep doing what he’s doing in training and working hard.”
The pair were both called up for England duty this week and could take part in the Three Lions’ World Cup qualifiers as they prepare to face Andorra on Saturday.