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Stumbling Man Utd man ripped to shreds as pundit goes to town on ‘worst buy ever’

Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, October 2022

Former Manchester United man Paul Parker has ripped Jadon Sancho to shreds, claiming the winger is the club’s “worst buy ever”.

Sancho joined United as one of Europe’s most exciting talents. Indeed, he had torn up the Bundesliga during his previous three seasons at Borussia Dortmund.

During those seasons, he was directly involved in more than 100 goals in 125 games – frankly ridiculous numbers.

That led United – after fighting off the competition – to snap him up for around £75million. While a big fee for a youngster, he looked as if he could have become one of the world’s best.

During his time at United, Sancho has not quite shown the promise he did in Germany.

In his first season, the winger scored just five goals and provided three assists in 38 games. So far this campaign, Sancho has scored three times and assisted once.

While Erik ten Hag has kept faith in him, starting the winger in most games, more is surely expected.

United would have hoped for Sancho to have hit the ground running and now be bossing the Premier League in his second season.

Parker brands Sancho ‘worst buy ever’

Former United defender Parker has made a strong assessment of United’s signing of the winger. Indeed, for a few reasons, he feels it was a terrible decision to buy him.

“If you look at the money Man United paid for him, I would say that he could end up being the worst buy ever in Manchester United’s history,” he said via the Express.

“To be honest I’ve never really understood why Man United paid so much money for Jadon Sancho.”

With the type of player he promised to be at Dortmund, the signing made sense. However, he has massively underperformed during his time at Old Trafford.

The longer he is at United not putting in good performances, the worse the massive fee the club paid looks.

Sancho performances torn into

Parker went one step further, tearing into Sancho for how he has performed since being with United.

“He has a lot of issues because he is never attacking fullbacks, he is passing backwards and is not really challenging his direct opponent,” he added.

The pundit also feels Sancho is destined to fail in England.

“The way you play in Germany is completely different to the Premier League and it seems like he’ll never be able to adapt well enough to be a key player for Man United.”

The club will hope that is not the case, but Sancho certainly isn’t pulling up any trees at the moment.

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