During this season, Jadon Sancho‘s performances for Manchester United were not at their best, but he showcased his potential in a recent game against Fulham, impressing manager Erik Ten Hag.
Manchester United has been struggling to create opportunities from the wings, which made Sancho’s return to form a significant topic of discussion this season.
Even though the 23-year-old had a promising start to the season, where he became the first United player to score a Premier League goal, he took a long break mid-season to regain his form.
Although Sancho has not reached his peak form yet, his recent performances in the past two games have been impressive, reminding United fans of his worth.
The club spent over £73 million to acquire him from Borussia Dortmund, and Sancho’s recent displays have shown glimpses of why he is considered a valuable asset.
In Manchester United’s 4-1 victory against Chelsea mid-week, Sancho put on a good performance that included an assist.
He followed that up with an even more impressive display against Fulham, playing the entire 90 minutes and registering 52 touches with an 88% pass accuracy.
Sancho attempted 6 dribbles with a 50% success rate, and also won half of the ground duels he contested.
In the attacking third, he made two crucial passes and created one significant opportunity, which unfortunately went to waste as Wout Weghorst missed a scoring chance in the dying moments of the game.
Despite Fulham taking an early lead, Sancho’s crucial contribution came in the 39th minute when he scored the equalizer, setting the stage for Bruno Fernandes’ eventual game-winning goal.
Sancho’s recent goal was his sixth in the Premier League this season, indicating that he has room for improvement next season.
However, based on his recent performances, Manchester United fans can be optimistic about his potential.
As the club gears up for the FA Cup final next week, Sancho will hope that his recent displays are sufficient to convince Erik Ten Hag that he can contribute to the team’s success and help secure a second piece of silverware this season.