‘They paid a lot of money for him and it was a mistake’ — Ex-Liverpool defender says of big money Manchester United move

Former Liverpool defender, Dietmar Hamann, has suggested that Jadon Sancho’s summer move to Manchester United was a mistake.

Sancho joined Manchester United in a £73 million deal, and has failed to score a goal or get an assist since then.

The 21 year old seems a shadow of the man that terrorised defences while at Borussia Dortmund, and concerns are starting to mount over his move to Old Trafford.

While speaking to Metro.co.uk recently, Hamann said he’s surprised at what’s happening to the Englishman.

“From his point of view, it’s probably a mistake, but from the club’s point of view they’ll keep patience for now,” he noted.

“They paid a lot of money for him, but if they do decide to sell then I think they will recoup most of that money because there will be a market for him.

“At the moment it seems like a big misunderstanding, having watched him at Borussia Dortmund for a couple of years he did wonderful things.

“I was very surprised Southgate hardly picked him in the Euros and I’m astonished that he doesn’t feature right now for Manchester United.

“A lot has been said about the manager, but I don’t think we should be putting on the blame on him because the player might not be performing. It’s a strange situation I’ve got to say.”

Sancho has been subjected to a combined less than one hour in his last 5 matches for Man United. It is deeply disturbing, but we do hope things can get better for him soon enough.