Michael Carrick has spoken out about Jadon Sancho, who he labelled as a ‘terrific player’.
Manchester United spent pretty big over the summer, bringing in Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth £73million.
The Englishman showed flashes of his brilliance in the early stages, looking silky on the ball and trying to make things happen. His confidence then began to waver for one reason or another. Suddenly, the winger found himself on the bench more often than not.
On Tuesday against Villareal, Sancho was handed the start by interim boss Michael Carrick. It’s fair to say the ex-BVB man grabbed that chance with both hands – scoring his first goal and looking menacing throughout.
It was a performance of real maturity and class, with Sancho working hard on both sides of the ball – then eventually being rewarded with his late strike.
United are gearing up to take on Chelsea this weekend in another huge Premier League game, with Carrick praising the new United star ahead of the clash.
Check out what Michael Carrick had to say about Jadon Sancho here:
“He’s a terrific player, Jadon. I said it the other night, he’s never happier when the ball’s at his feet, he’s trying to create things and going at defenders and linking inside with forwards, creating chances and scoring goals.” Carrick told the media, including ManUtd.com.
“That’s when he’s purely at his happiest and smiliest, if you like; I’ve seen that in training and I’ve seen that in games already. The biggest thing for me the other night, and I said it, was the other side of his game and his attitude and his work-rate and his mentality.”
“I thought he put a whole performance together, the other night, and I was really pleased for him because, and we’ve said it before, It’s not always easy to just step into this club and perform, especially as a younger player, he’s got a massive future ahead of him if keeps doing the right things, looks after himself and has the right attitude. Who’s to say how far he can go and hopefully he fulfils every little bit of potential that he has.”
I think that the performance on Tuesday is exactly why United signed him. Sancho is an incredibly intelligent player who will contribute goals and assists galore when used correctly.
It felt like that game was the start of what will be a successful period for Sancho here at Old Trafford, with fans finally being treated to a top-drawer performance from the Three Lions international.
No doubt it helps having a manager in place who believes in your ability, too, while also utilising him in his correct position over on the right-hand side of our attack.
Sancho does look like a hungry footballer ready to make his mark. I also believe he’ll be one of the biggest benefactors of the Rangnick hire when that deal eventually goes through.
Now it’s down to Sancho to continue his good work against Chelsea this weekend. Sure, it’s a big ask for the young man but I have full confidence in him.
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