Manchester United must make it a priority to get Jadon Sancho in shape

Manchester United return to action this Saturday against Watford and for one player it is a very special match.

Jadon Sancho began his football career at Watford before being snapped up by Manchester City and eventually leaving them for Dortmund.

Watford even earned around £ 2 million on the £ 73 million fee United paid for Sancho, as part of a future sales charge they owe them for their role in his development, the Watford Observer reported.

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Get Sancho to the side

United are expected to change formation back to Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s preferred 4-2-3-1 system.

This is after 3-5-2, which was deployed against Manchester City, gave spectacular setbacks.

The system does not offer a natural role for Sancho, and getting him on the team should be a priority.

United signed Sancho as a player who changed the game and supporters have not seen it yet.

This is a player who made more passes in the penalty area than any other star in the Bnundesliga last season, on his way to scoring 16 goals and delivering 19 assists in all tournaments.

Sancho has had to deal with a minor injury and hangover in the 2020 European Championships shortly after signing for United. He also started last season slowly for Dortmund.

Now is the time to put aside the disappointing opening months of his United career and move on.

Solskjær needs to put Sancho at the top of his agenda and concentrate on finding a way to get the best out of him.

Too good not to use

Sancho needs a series of matches now and these upcoming matches against Watford, Villarreal, Chelsea and Arsenal are a great opportunity for him.

There will likely be some rotation where Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood all compete with Sancho for wide positions.

Solskjær must ensure that Sancho gets the majority of the minutes and starts at least three of these four matches.

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After chasing Sancho for two years and using the club’s fourth highest transfer fee of all time, it’s time to give the winger a proper run.

Sancho will be desperate to prove a point, having lost his place in the recent English squad due to lack of playing time. With the Three Lions in World Cup qualification, the former Dortmund winger would like to show his true worth.

Within the framework of Watford, the club where his career started, it is the perfect way for Sancho to rise like a phoenix from the flames of Manchester United’s season.

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