KEY POINTS

  • Manchester United's new signings have yet to make their mark on the team
  • Some Red Devils players are not happy with Jadon Sancho
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping Sancho will be one of the team's future stars

Manchester United has not gotten its money’s worth on Jadon Sancho, and yet more issues are starting to unfold.

Gone are the good days and the road has been a bit bumpy for Manchester United so far.

The Red Devils have lost three of their last five games, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has yet to figure out what the problem is on his squad.

Cynics claim that one of the hurdles of Manchester United has been the lack of contribution from the new signings, particularly from Sancho.

Revealing his latest scoop from the Red Devils, respected transfer insider Duncan Castles divulged that some of Sancho’s teammates have been disappointed in him both professionally and personally.

“The information I’ve had, which comes from a couple of sources of Manchester United, is that there are worries [about Sancho] within the camp,” Castles said on “The Transfer Window” podcast. “There are worries from Sancho’s teammates, who have not been impressed with a number of things they have seen so far from him on the pitch.”

“What I’m hearing from the players is that it’s not just on the pitch, and they feel that on the pitch, he has ineffective, he’s not using his ability on the ball to bypass opponents and to create chances,” he added. “They are saying that he’s also been poor in training, making mistakes that they wouldn’t expect from a player. His attitude hasn’t been particularly good in training. They’ve not been impressed with him as an individual.”

Dortmund's Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haaland (L) and Dortmund's English midfielder Jadon Sancho Dortmund's Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haaland (L) and Dortmund's English midfielder Jadon Sancho pose with the trophy after winning the German Cup (DFB Pokal) final football match RB Leipzig v BVB Borussia Dortmund, in Berlin on May 13, 2021. Photo: MARTIN ROSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Castles went on to reckon that Sancho’s poor form is being “demonstrated by statistics,” having gone goalless in eight games for Manchester United.

Ultimately, the reputable journalist concluded that some Manchester United players are starting to doubt the reasoning behind the pursuing of Sancho.

“I’m told there are major question marks amongst the players over whether [Manchester] United made a mistake in signing Sancho,” he stressed.

After a year-long courtship with Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United finally landed Sancho via a reported €85 million ($99 million) transfer this past summer.

It is safe to say that the return of Cristiano Ronaldo has cost Sancho his expected playing time, but some suggest that the England winger is just not ready for the English Premier League.

Despite the rumors and negativity, Red Devils boss Solskjaer remains optimistic about the future of the club’s star signing.

“He's learning the game, he's learning how we train, he's learning how we play, he's learning the Premier League, but he's come in hungry to learn,” the Norwegian said Sancho last month. "We knew his talent, and we signed him with the thought that we are going to have a top forward here for the next 10 or 12 years.”

'Not good enough': Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of the 4-2 defeat at Leicester 'Not good enough': Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of the 4-2 defeat at Leicester Photo: AFP / Paul ELLIS