Manchester United’s new summer signing Jadon Sancho has been backed by Roy Keane following a difficult start.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Roy Keane has offered his thoughts on Jadon Sancho after his difficult start to life at Manchester United. The club legend believes that the young winger needs more backing from his fans and time to settle into the new conditions.
Following his arrival from Borussia Dortmund in the early summer, Sancho has been a subject of criticism due to his disappointing performances during the early stages of the campaign. He was also a target of racial slurs from a group of England fans after missing the penalty in the Euro 2020 final against Italy.
Sancho is yet to score or assist a single goal for his new club, despite featuring in five Premier League matches as well as the one Champions League game.
However, Roy Keane, who is often critical of underperforming Manchester United players, has backed the young attacker in his latest segment with Sky Sports.
“He will be fine. He’s been at the club less than two months. There’s been a lot of changes and new players have come to the club,” Keane told Sky Sports, during the Super Sunday coverage, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“Give the kid a break. Give him a chance. He is still learning his trade and is still a young player. There is big expectations. He has come to the club and he certainly won’t be the star man; he will be down the pecking order. He has still got to adapt. Give the kid a chance,” he added.
Keane’s comments were echoed by former Manchester City right-back Micah Richards, who believes that the Englishman has what it takes to become an asset for Man United and just needs to find that extra confidence in his game.
It remains to be seen whether the two are indeed right to back Sancho but it is apparent that the winger is slowly starting to get back to his rhythm. However, with Mason Greenwood, Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba all making strong impressions early on in the campaign, the former Dortmund star must hit the ground running sooner rather than later.