Jadon Sancho is already just a junior at Manchester United after his £73m move and re-signing of Cristiano Ronaldo was a mistake despite his goals, says John Barnes.
John Barnes says Manchester United made a huge mistake this summer by re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo and essentially forcing Jadon Sancho to become a part-time player.
The famous Premier League winger had his say over United’s high-profile summer signing, which was quickly pushed out of the spotlight due to Ronaldo’s return home.
United had tracked Sancho for two years and fended off a host of European rivals as they finally managed to give him an award from Dortmund in a £73m deal, which rose to £150m.
John Barnes stressed his feelings of regret for Jadon Sancho and his situation with Manchester United
However, the youngster has found himself relegated to the bench under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and cannot play regularly on the side due to Ronaldo’s presence.
Sancho is now feeling the fallout, having lost his place in England’s senior squad in the last two World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and San Marino.
Commenting on the developing situation at United, Barnes told BonusCodeBets: “Sancho could have been told he’s the future, but now he’s a small part player.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is counting on Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals and Sancho can’t start
The winger has been switched to a substitute appearance and has now lost his place in England
Sancho’s signature wasn’t necessarily a mistake. Maybe Ronaldo’s signature was a mistake.
‘How many basic men do you want, rather than have other people who can complete it. Manchester United’s balance is not correct.
Sancho came in for £80m to be one of the key attacking players but now he has to sit on the bench so how can we see more of him?
That’s why I feel sorry for him, and Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood somewhat. Ronaldo and Fernandes control the offensive momentum of the team.