Jadon Sancho has been lauded by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has responded to Gareth Southgate’s remark that he is lucky to be in the England team. Sancho joined Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund in July, but his performances have been deceiving thus far this season. Despite eight appearances for United, the 21-year-old has failed to score or assist and has only played 90 minutes. However, according to Solskjaer, the winger put up an ‘electric’ display in the Champions League against Villarreal on Wednesday. “Was that interview completed before Wednesday night?” he inquired. Jadon was outstanding; he was electrifying, and the audience adored him.
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“I believe he had a connection with the fans, and it is exactly what we want from him: to be direct, enthusiastic, and to repeatedly get past players.”
“He hasn’t scored yet, but I said to myself that night, ‘yes, that’s Jadon,’ and we’re going to see a lot of it.”
Southgate commented on Sancho on Thursday afternoon, indicating that he did not agree with Solskjaer’s appraisal of the under-fire star’s performance against Villarreal.
“Does he deserve to be in on these performances over the last two weeks – certainly not,” Southgate said, “but I think we have invested in Jadon over some time, and we believe he can get to a high level?”
Sancho will be a great player, according to Solskjaer, who believes he is learning from the best in Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani.
“Gareth has also mentioned it’s vital Jadon understands they believe in him,” he said. They’ve put effort into him.
“He’ll be a great performer. There will be performances.
“When you have Cristiano and Edinson to learn from in terms of professionalism and how they carry themselves, we have people he can learn from and adapt to.
“But he also has his national team teammates, Marcus and Jesse, so he’ll be OK; we’ve got nothing to worry about.”
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