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Jadon Sancho backed to come good after slow start to Manchester United career

Jadon Sancho has been tipped to recover from a poor start at Manchester United and shine for the Red Devils. During the summer, the 21-year-old winger completed a highly anticipated £73 million move to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund. Sancho, on the other hand, has had a sluggish start after missing out on pre-season due to his engagement with Euro 2020 and England.

There have been some critiques of his lack of goals and assists in his first six outings for the club, but former United Women's coach Casey Stoney believes boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will ignore all of that ahead of his debut against West Ham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.

Before the game, Stoney spoke to Sky Sports as a pundit: "You don't worry about the money as a manager because you've bought a valuable asset. You've got a lot of depth to your strength. Ole will now want two players in every position, which he has, particularly in the top area. Mason Greenwood is one of the club's top finishers, as Ole has previously stated.

"He'll have to work to ensure that he plays consistently, but I think that's a good thing for a manager." Carlton Cole, a former West Ham striker, was also a pundit and says that Sancho just needs time to adjust before kicking on and becoming a great United player.

"He hasn't gotten off to a fast start. I'd say it's a different environment [why he's begun slowly], because when you're that young and you come to a location of this status for that kind of money, that's going to reflect on you, regardless of who you are.

"Coming in has helped because it has lifted a lot of the burden off of him, allowing him to grow naturally. I think he'll be one of those guys that grows into the Man United uniform and method of playing. He's absolutely up there, obviously a prospect for the future, but it's money well spent."

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