Manchester United’s Jadon Sancho sent Wilfried Zaha and Memphis Depay warning after tough start
Manchester United’s Jadon Sancho has been told moving to Old Trafford ‘doesn’t work for some players’ after a difficult start to life at the club.
The 21-year-old winger completed a highly anticipated move to Old Trafford in a £73m deal during the summer from Borussia Dortmund.
But after not getting a pre-season due to his involvement with Euro 2020 for England, Sancho has suffered a slow start to life at United.
He’s now been reminded of the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Memphis Depay and has been told by former Leeds United goalkeeper Paul Robinson he needs to ‘adapt his game’.
Sancho had less touches (38) than David de Gea (39) in Saturday’s 4-2 loss at Leicester City.
On hearing the stat, Robinson told Football Insider: “Wow, you would expect more from him. He has not settled.
“Manchester United is a huge club and not everybody hits the ground running.
“The truth of the matter is, it doesn’t work for some players. You only have to look at the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Memphis Depay.
“They came to Manchester United when they were young and they could not handle the expectation.”
He added: “I am not saying that is the case with Sancho for one minute but he may need time.
“He needs to adapt his game. The pressure is huge at the best of times but now, with the pressure the manager is under…
“The results have not been good enough. It is a difficult situation for him at United right now. He is not playing well.”
Memphis Depay managed just two goals in 33 Premier League appearances after joining United in 2015, while Wilfried Zaha failed to score for the club following his 2013 move.