Former Premier League defender Danny Mills has slammed Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s idea of deploying winger Jadon Sancho as a wingback.
The Englishman has struggled to make an impression since moving to Old Trafford in a £73m deal from Borussia Dortmund last summer.
According to The Athletic, the 21-year-old, who has found playing time hard to come by, is being trialled at wingback by Solskjaer and his coaching staff as they feel the skillful winger can be an attacking outlet for the team in the position.
Former City player Mills has called the idea “ridiculous” and has urged Solskjaer to play him in his natural position rather as a wingback.
“Good luck turning him into a wing-back!” Mills joked to Football Insider.
“He didn’t play for England too much in the Euros because I don’t think he was reliable enough to track back and do the defensive side of it. Dortmund never played him there.
“You bought a winger who is going to create chances and score goals. Suddenly you’re going to play him at wing-back in an unbelievably leaky defence. It’s like, really?
“That’s almost a sackable offence in itself.
“Shall we put Cristiano Ronaldo at centre-half because he can head a ball? I think Ronaldo can head the ball better than the centre-halves at the moment so should they put him at centre-half?
“It’s more than a little bit ridiculous.”