Jadon Sancho’s start to life at Man Utd has not gone as planned with the winger struggling to settle as his teammates begin to ask questions about his ability to adapt
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- 09:48, 18 Oct 2021
- Updated10:10, 18 Oct 2021
Manchester United's players are privately asking questions about Jadon Sancho following his slow start to life in England, according to reports.
The winger made a summer move from Borussia Dortmund having long been on the Red Devils' radar.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spent £73m on the Englishman, who had forged an impressive reputation for himself in Germany.
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Sancho scored 50 goals and provided 67 assists for Dortmund having joined them in 2017, but hasn't even threatened to translate that form in his homeland.
The 21-year-old has failed to score or register an assist in his first 10 games for a struggling United side.
Jadon Sancho is yet to score or assist for his new club
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He was hauled off in the second-half for Marcus Rashford, who went on to score, as United were undone by Leicester on Saturday.
And according to Duncan Castles on The Transfer Window Podcast, there are growing concerns within the club's squad that Sancho is struggling to adapt to the demands of the Premier League.
The winger has only started three of United's eight games as Solskjaer continues to chop and change his starting XI.
It is also claimed that internally Sancho's efforts and attitude in training are being questioned.
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Gareth Southgate stood by the former Dortmund man by including him in his latest England squad, but conceded he probably wasn't deserving of a place on current form.
"Does he deserve to be in on these performances over the last few weeks? Well, probably not," he claimed.
United's difficult start to the campaign has not helped Sancho's case with Solskjaer seeing his side lose three of their last five games in all competitions.
Gary Neville has defended the player, insisting that the indecision in selection and poor performances have created a difficult environment.
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“Sancho at this moment, he’s a victim of the current performances of the team,” he told Sky Sports.
“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.
“He shouldn’t be the focus point of any criticism at this moment in time. 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.”
Solskjaer has defended his player recently, claiming Sancho "will be a top player" and that "performances are going to come."
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