Manchester United told how they can unlock Jadon Sancho's full potential

Manchester|December 03, 2021

That's the verdict from pundit and Liverpool great, John Barnes, who thinks the former Borussia Dortmund winger has another level to scale for the Premier League giants.

A move four years in the making, England forward Sancho finally touched down at Old Trafford during the summer transfer window after the Bundesliga side agreed to sanction his 72.9million return to the UK.

The 21-year-old netted 50 goals and provided 64 assists in 137 games during four seasons with Dortmund.

However, after touching down in the Premier League, the fleet-footed Manchester City graduate failed to register one direct goal contribution before scoring twice in as many games against Villarreal and Chelsea.

His overall performances have improved progressively, too, as Sancho now prepares to showcase his talents for a third United manager already - with Ralf Rangnick set to be handed the baton by Michael Carrick after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was issued his P45 last month.

Speaking as part of a promotion for, ex-Liverpool player Barnes said: "Everything depends on whether Sancho plays. With Ronaldo and Fernandes and Greenwood and Martial there's a lot of competition. When you pay 80m for someone you expect them to start every week, but that hasn't been the case for him.

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"He's young and inexperienced so that has maybe affected his confidence. When the team isn't playing well, it's not up to the young players to carry the team.

"Sancho hasn't played enough to show consistency.

"But you can see what he can do when he's given the opportunity, so hopefully in the long run if he's given more of a runout and more responsibility, we'll see a big improvement."

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