Manchester United stars privately questioning £73m Jadon Sancho transfer

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Jadon Sancho has made an underwhelming start to his Manchester United career

Jadon Sancho has made an underwhelming start to his Manchester United career (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United’s players are privately concerned about £73m summer signing Jadon Sancho and are questioning whether the club made a mistake by bringing him to Old Trafford, according to reports.

England international Sancho scored 50 goals and made 67 assists for Borussia Dortmund after joining the Bundesliga club from Manchester City in 2017.

His impressive form in Germany caught the attention of a number of top European clubs and Manchester United eventually secured his signature last summer in a deal worth more than £70m.

Much was expected of the 21-year-old when he arrived at the Theatre of Dreams but Sancho has made an underwhelming start to his Red Devils career, failing to score or assist in ten appearances in all competitions.

Sancho started for Manchester United against Leicester City on Saturday but once again struggled to make a substantial impact before being subbed off for Marcus Rashford midway through the second half.

It was another frustrating afternoon for Sancho and the team as a whole, who lost 4-2 to Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes to slip to sixth in the table and further behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.

According to The Times and Daily Record’s Duncan Castles, there are growing concerns within Manchester United that Sancho is struggling to adapt to his move and the demands of the Premier League.

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Sancho in action during Man United's defeat to Leicester City

Sancho in action during Man United’s defeat to Leicester City (Picture: Getty)

Castles, speaking on The Transfer Window Podcast, claims Sancho’s team-mates are worried about his form and believe he has been ineffective on the pitch.

It is claimed players and coaches at Old Trafford have also been unimpressed by both Sancho’s contributions and attitude in training, leading to ‘major question marks’ over his £73m transfer.

Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes Sancho is a ‘victim’ of the team’s poor form, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side failing to win any of their last three league games.

‘Sancho at this moment, he’s a victim of the current performances of the team,’ Neville said on Instagram Live following United’s defeat to Leicester City.

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‘You’d like a player like that to come into a settled unit and he’s just still finding his feet. I did think he played well in the last 20 minutes against Everton a couple of weeks ago.

‘But he shouldn’t be the focus point of any criticism at this moment in time. Yes, of course you’re going to get criticism as a United player signed for that level of money but again that would be a distraction.

‘I think they have to get the balance of the team right. Sancho, Fernandes, Pogba, Ronaldo and Greenwood all in the same team, you’re going to have to get three or four of them to work like they’ve never worked before if that team is going to win against good teams because it doesn’t work hard enough out of possession.’

Solskjaer will be desperate for Manchester United to stop the rot on Wednesday night when they host Serie A side Atalanta in the Champions League.

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