How can Manchester United make Sancho better? Scholes makes a suggestion

FOOTBALL How can Manchester United make Sancho better? Scholes makes a suggestion

Kiplagat Sang • 15:46 - 18.03.2023

The forward has not lived up to the expectations that accompanied his Old Trafford arrival.

Manchester United need to sign a better right-back in order to benefit Jadon Sancho, this is according to Paul Scholes.

The England international has missed a number of games for the Red Devils this season, with manager Erik ten Hag saying he was not physically and mentally fit.

However, he has returned to the first team and scored twice in February in the Premier League.

His continued availability will be key as United – who will face Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-final - chase three more trophies.

"Not yet I don’t think, I still think there’s a lot more to come from him," Scholes said about Sancho who moved to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2021 for around £73m.

"He obviously had his issues and problems that the manager dealt with, but he came back and scored a couple of goals. I still think there’s a player in there, he just needs the right players around him.

"Remember at Dortmund before, he had a flying right-back going on all the time, which really helped him because he’s not a quick player, he’s more of a skillful player who wants to play football, he wants to play with his centre-forward and right-back.

"If United can possibly find a better right-back, it might make him a different proposition."

With in-form Marcus Rashford and Wout Weghorst almost guaranteed starters under Ten Hag, Sancho has to compete for starting berths against Antony, Alejandro Garnacho, and Facundo Pellistri.

Going by Scholes’ suggestions, it means United must, therefore, sign a player who is an upgrade over Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

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