‘He always passes backwards and can’t dribble’ – Ten Hag told to drop Man United star

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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has been urged to drop Manchester United forward Jadon Sancho after the club’s Premier League draw with Chelsea.

Sancho has scored three goals in 14 appearances this season and former Aston Villa star Gabby Agbonlahor believes it is time he was taken out of the team.

Agbonlahor told talkSPORT: “I just want to speak about Sancho because when I watch Man United I look at Antony, I look at Rashford, I look at Fernandes and they look like they want to take a player on and want to do something and take responsibility in the attacking third.

“Sancho, he gets the ball and passes it backwards. If I was Luke Shaw I’d say “stop passing it back to me, I’m giving you the ball so take someone on”.

“At Dortmund he was doing it every week. His confidence is that low, does he feel like he doesn’t have the speed or the trickery to get past someone?

“He’s being brought off after 52 minutes for Fred. Fred was unlucky not to start because he did very well last game but it just shows that they’ve had to play Fernandes up front for the last 35 minutes, Rashford went to the left and Antony stayed on the right because Sancho can’t perform.

“How many times do you have to play him? If you’re Ronaldo you’re probably thinking ‘how many chances is this guy going to get?’

“Elanga, how many times is Sancho going to get the chance to play for Manchester United because he’s not performing and he’s a million miles away from a chance to play at the World Cup.”

He added: “Ronaldo deserved to be left out for this game, it was the right punishment but going forward this is why Ten Hag has said that he wants Ronaldo for the season.

“This is the sort of game where they’re missing Ronaldo. It’s not working with Sancho on the left. Antony I like, Rashford could be pushed onto the left with Ronaldo up front because Sancho doesn’t take anyone on.

“This is the perfect game to say ‘Cristiano, come on and do your business’ like he did against Everton when he came on and scored.”

1 Comment on "‘He always passes backwards and can’t dribble’ – Ten Hag told to drop Man United star"

  1. Let Sancho , Rashford and Elanga compete in that left wing.. Yes it may seem not to work with Sancho but it’s worse with playing Rashford as a centerforward and he doesn’t perform either so let the coach put away the hate he has for Ronaldo and give him the most game time because he’s the only real centerforward we have .. Rashford is lethal on the left wing and that’s why he scored those two goals when he moved to the left acting Subbing in Ronaldo for Sancho . Stop wasting Rashford upfront ,he’s never played there , experiments must be done off season not when there’s serious business .. and Reshape Wan Bissaka , Dolot is not convincing ,he’s full of mistakes . Mctominay stop using him ..

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