KEY POINTS

  • Roy Keane points to Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival for Jadon Sancho's struggles
  • Sancho is yet to score or make an assist across nine appearances for the Red Devils
  • His recent performance against Andorra showed why fans should not worry about him

Manchester United fans had high expectations when their side was finally able to bring in Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, but a club legend explains why he is not off to a great start.

Roy Keane spoke with ITV and elaborated on the winger’s difficulties.

“It’s certainly been a slow start for him, but it’s one thing doing alright for Dortmund it’s a different animal going to Man United with different expectations,” shared the former Red Devils midfielder as quoted by Metro.

“He’s been a bit overshadowed recently with [Cristiano] Ronaldo coming in but I’d always give the kid a chance. He’s only been there for a few months, give the kid a chance."

As Keane pointed out, the shocking return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United has thrown Sancho off his game.

Fans expected Sancho, and most likely Sancho himself, to be the focal point of the Manchester United attack, but Ronaldo changed all of that.

Their offense has relied heavily on the Portuguese superstar and has pushed the young winger out of rhythm, in turn.

In 233 total minutes played across six games in the English Premier League, Sancho is yet to score or put up an assist, two major reasons why fans were excited to see him at Old Trafford.

When expanding that to include other competitions he appeared in with the Red Devils, there is no goal or assist to be found in 435 total minutes.

However, Sancho showed exactly what he was capable of in this wonderful assist in England's FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Andorra.

Many fans have been disappointed with Sancho's performance. but the 21-year-old is expected to get out of the slump very soon.

“There’s been a lot of talk about Sancho, he’s only 21 and he’s come to a different league,” added former England striker Jermain Defoe, according to the same Metro piece.

“There’s a lot of expectation, a big fee, he’s joined arguably one of the biggest clubs in the world, so it’s going to take time.”

Sancho will have another opportunity to score his first goal in the Premier League this weekend, as they visit Leicester City on Saturday, October 16 at the King Power Stadium.