Winger Jadon Sancho has been told he should “see and learn” from experienced duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani in an attempt to bring his Manchester United career to life.
It is according to former Aston Villa and Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino who believes Sancho will need time before his large transfer fee can prove itself.
The English national team player has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford since his £ 72.9million move from Borussia Dortmund over the summer, and he has failed to score and get an assist in his first 11 games for the club.
In the former Dortmund man’s defense, he has fought for a consistent range of options.
Nevertheless, former Chelsea man Cascarino believes Sancho, 21, can learn from the standard set by both Ronaldo and Cavani, who each played key roles in United’s 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. .
“Football is full of short-term solutions. In his precarious situation, Ole was right to go with experience and with players he could put his trust in,” Cascarino told The Times.
“That was what was needed, and it will be again when they face Manchester City this week – and again when they play Chelsea next month.
“And if that’s not what fans of younger players like Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood want to hear, then I’m afraid they’ll be disappointed.
“At the moment, they have to settle for being a very talented bench and take their chances when they can. Young players are inherently up and down in form and need to learn to be more consistent.
“Ronaldo and Cavani set the standard. Sancho, a £ 70m signing from Borussia Dortmund, must see and learn.
“Some large transfers do not work or take time to settle. That could be the case with Sancho.”
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