Liverpool star John Barnes admits he feels sorry for Jadon Sancho and Manchester United’s ‘problem’.
A step in the way of four years, England star Sancho has finally been removed as a United player after Borussia Dortmund agreed to penalize his £72.9m return to the UK during the summer transfer window.
The 21-year-old was followed through the door by Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Back in the second season at Old Trafford, United’s already-returned Ronaldo has scored nine goals in 11 games to ease the pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – who secured all three signings on the back of second place last season. .
But while Ronaldo has returned to where it all began on a global scale, Sancho has in turn been made to play second fiddle for him and fellow Portuguese Bruno Fernandez – among others.
As it stands now, the former potential Manchester City player was unable to make a direct contribution to the goal and his lack of form eventually cost him a place in the final Three Lions squad.
So what is the exact cause of Sancho’s teething problems?
The former England international Barnes spoke as part of the promotion for the Bonus Code Bets, saying: “How will we see more Jadon Sancho when Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba are the stars of the team?
“Players like that detract from the likes of Sancho and even Marcus Rashford and that’s the problem.
“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?”
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Barnes added: “That’s why I feel sorry for him – and Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood to some extent.
“Ronaldo and Fernandes dominate the team’s offensive momentum. Sancho could have been told he’s the future, but now he’s a small part player. Signing Sancho wasn’t necessarily a mistake. Maybe Ronaldo’s signing was a mistake. How do you want so many key men?”
“Instead there are others who can complete it. Manchester United’s credit is not right.”
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