The manager of Manchester United , Ralf Rangnick, has opened up the reason why Jadon Sancho has appeared far below expectations since coming to Old Trafford in the summer of 2021.
According to Rangnick, there are two factors that make Jadon Sancho still sluggish. Sancho is fighting mentally to live up to high expectations for his arrival at Manchester United . In addition, it is also burdened by a high price.
The English player was brought by the Red Devils from Borussia Dortmund with a tag of £73 million (Rp1.42 trillion). Despite training well, but during the match Sancho seemed to disappear.
“It’s a different league, a different competition, more physically demanding. It also has to do with a lot of things in his head,” Rangnick said of Sancho’s condition, as quoted by the BBC , Wednesday (19/1). /2022).
Now it’s about transferring his training performance to the pitch during the game, showing the same level and performance on the pitch.”
“With players like that, with creative offensive players. It’s all about confidence, realizing how good they are and then showing it in front of 75,000 or 45,000 people at Villa Park . ”
Believe Sancho Can Change
Rangnick believes it is easy to develop when moving as a relatively unknown player to the Bundesliga. However, things were different when he moved to one of the world’s biggest clubs like Manchester United.
“He has the ability to do that, there is no doubt. But now we have to develop him into a player like that and see the same performances he showed at Borussia Dortmund,” said Rangnick.
Sancho scored 50 goals and provided 66 assists in 137 games at Dortmund in an extraordinary three-and-a-half years in Germany after moving from Manchester City.
However, the 21-year-old failed to reproduce a similar performance at MU. He has only scored two goals in 23 appearances and has not recorded a single assist.
Psychological and Emotional Burden
From then on you can only develop, you can only make success out of it,” said Rangnick.
“Everyone expects him to be one of the best players in the team. It’s psychologically, emotionally, a more challenging situation than at Borussia Dortmund. This is a step he has to take to become a top player for the next 10 years at this club.”