Jadon Sancho would be ‘better off’ at Liverpool than Manchester United

The English national team player has yet to score or assist in a United shirt, and a recent change in the formation means he has spent a lot of time on the bench.

Former Premier League defender Jonathan Woodgate is a big fan of Sancho, but told Ladbrokes he feels United are the wrong team for him.

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Instead, he believes a switch to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who play a fast, attacking style, would have suited Sancho more.

“Things have not gone quite according to plan for Sancho since he signed for Man United this summer,” he told Ladbrokes. “I put it down to the style of play; it does not suit him.

“If United repeated Dortmund’s approach, it would be a completely different ball game, but Man United do not play that way; they do not play the kind of football Sancho is used to.

“Jadon Sancho is an extraordinary talent; if you play according to his strengths, he will do well.

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“There is no doubt in my mind that he will recover well. Put him on the Liverpool team and he would be a completely different player, I’m sure.”

Sancho was linked with a move to Liverpool before finally settling at United.

The Red Devils’ switch to a five-man defense has seen Sancho suffer, but there could be a solution, albeit a strange one, on the horizon.

Per The Athletic, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær could use Sancho as a wing-back in front of Aaron-Wan Bissaka, who has been criticized for his lack of attacking quality.

It is believed that Sancho has played in the position during training and is seen as an option in matches where United have more possession.

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The 21-year-old has also struggled with injuries since returning to England and even spent his first few weeks training with cotton buds in his ears due to an infection.

Although he has a wealth of experience in the Bundesliga and Champions League, Sancho told a teammate that the pace of the Premier League “was something to see”.

The teammate in question told him to “get used to it” after September’s 4-1 win over Newcastle United.


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