“Man Utd signing Ronaldo was a mistake because it has affected this Man Utd player” – John Barnes reveals

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Liverpool legend John Barnes has claimed Manchester United signing Cristiano Ronaldo has taken the shine off Manchester United star Jadon Sancho.

Sancho has made an underwhelming start to his Manchester United career and is yet to score or assist in 12 games since completing a £73m move from Borussia Dortmund.

Barnes told BonusCodeBets: “How are we going to see more from Jadon Sancho when he has Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba as the stars of the team?

“Players like that detract from the likes of Sancho and even Marcus Rashford and that’s the problem.

“Sancho came in for £80m to be one of the main attacking players but now he’s got to sit on the bench, so how can we see more from him?

“That’s why I feel sorry for him, and Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood to a certain degree. Ronaldo and Fernandes dominate the attacking impetus of the team.

“Sancho would have been told that he’s the future, but he’s now a bit-part player.

“The Sancho signing wasn’t necessarily a mistake. Maybe the Ronaldo signing was a mistake.

“How many main men do you want, rather than having others who can compliment that. The balance of Manchester United isn’t right.”