Paul Scholes has criticised Manchester United’s decision to splurge £73m on an “unproven” Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund last summer.
Sancho endured a difficult maiden campaign at Old Trafford as the entire club struggled to hit the right notes, culminating in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s autumnal dismissal and Ralf Rangnick’s ill-fated interim reign.
Jadon Sancho news: An “unproven” gamble for Man Utd?
- Paul Scholes has hit out at Man Utd for spending £73m on Jadon Sancho last summer (click here for full quotes).
- Man Utd struggled last season as they finished 2021/22 with their lowest-ever points total in Premier League history.
- Sancho scored just three goals in 29 Premier League games, but has already netted twice this campaign.
- Sancho’s early-season form has caught the eye, including from Rio Ferdinand, who recently called for his inclusion in England’s latest squad.
- Man Utd take on Man City this weekend and Sky Bet are offering odds of 9/4 on Jadon Sancho scoring or assisting.
The young English forward scored just three times in the Premier League as the club finished with their lowest-ever points total in the competition’s history. Things have started to pick up this term under Erik ten Hag, but that has not prevented Scholes from taking aim at his former club.
Speaking on The Overlap, in partnership with Sky Bet, Scholes said: “Jadon Sancho was a young player who Manchester United spent a lot of money on, who was unproven in the league. And why would a club like Real Madrid let Varane go?
“If you looked at him last season, he didn’t look right. I didn’t think it was a great transfer window. Nobody at the club is taking responsibility for it.”