Man Utd stars ‘questioning’ Jadon Sancho following dismal Old Trafford form
Manchester United stars are said to be privately losing their patience with summer signing Jadon Sancho as he continues to struggle under the guidance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Red Devils sit sixth in the Premier League table with four wins from their eight fixtures, and are out of the Carabao Cup following defeat to West Ham at Old Trafford.
With the FA Cup already their most realistic chance of silverware, eyes are said to have turned on one of their summer arrivals for a worrying lack of form.
Sancho, who managed an impressive 50 goals and 64 assists during his 137 appearances for Borussia Dortmund, cost the club an initial £73million, and has failed to hit the ground running.
Duncan Castles has now said on The Transfer Window Podcast that there are "growing concerns" within the squad about Sancho's failure to adapt to the Premier League.
The 21-year-old has started three matches in the league so far this season, and it is claimed that his efforts in training are now being questioned.
Solskjaer said following defeat to Leicester that changes were needed inside the club, and he could look to mix up his regular starting XI in the Champions League this week.
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One former United star who has stuck up for Sancho is Roy Keane, who called on the club to have patience in the youngster during his debut Premier League season.
"He'll be fine." the former United skipper said on Sky Sports.
Adding: "He's been at the club what, two months. There's been a lot of changes, new players coming to the club – give the kid a break.
"He's still learning his trade, he's still a young player, big expectations.
"He's come to a new club where he's certainly not going to be star man, he'll be down the pecking order and he's got to adapt to all that. Give him a chance."
Solskjaer has also been big on giving players plenty of chances to shine, and England boss Gareth Southgate called up the forward for his latest squad despite his recent form.
He said: “Does he deserve to be in on these performances over the last few weeks? Well, probably not, but I think we feel we have invested in Jadon over a period of time, we believe he can get to a high level.
“I would like some time with him to chat with him and help that process that's going on at Manchester United as well and I think for him to feel that we have belief in him at this point is a good message.
“The Bundesliga is totally different, Dortmund is a big club but Manchester United is one of the biggest in the world.
“There's some adaptation to that, there's a definite adaptation to the league, you're not going to get the goals and assists numbers anywhere near in our league, that you are in the Bundesliga.”
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