Former Manchester United midfielder has urged Jadon Sancho’s critics to get off his back amid a slow start to the season. The 21-year-old has taken time to settle into his new surroundings in Manchester and is yet to score or assist for his new club.
Sancho’s cameo against Everton before the international break seems to have helped him, however. He was United’s best player against the Toffees and on first inspection, he seems to have taken that form with him on England duty.
He featured from the start against Andorra in their World Cup qualifier and although the opposition was not up to Premier League standard, Sancho still had to play whatever was in front of him.
The former Borussia Dortmund star registered two assists on the night – the first-half opener by Ben Chilwell and Tammy Abraham’s second-half strike.
Prior to the game, Roy Keane urged some of his critics to get off his back amid criticism for his club form. After all, he has only played nine games in total for Manchester United.
“It’s certainly been a slow start for him, it’s well and good doing well at Dortmund, but it’s a different animal going to Man United, big expectations,” Keane told ITV, according to the Manchester Evening News.
“Maybe overshadowed slightly with Ronaldo coming in, but I’d always give the kid a chance, he’s been there a few months, nice opportunity for him [against Andorra], but give him a chance.”