Manchester United may have finished 2nd last season, but in truth, they were never in contention for the title. And that must sting the pride of the most successful team of the Premier League era. Of course, there was a good reason why United were never going to win the title: their neighbours Manchester City were simply too good.
But United will be hoping to put up a better challenge next time out, especially now that they’ll have Jadon Sancho on their books. Will the young England winger fire them to glory? Given the continued dominance of City and the return of Liverpool, anybody looking to back United for Premier League should probably only do so with a free bet offer. But you never know what’ll happen in this crazy old sport. In this blog, we’ll look at three ways in which Sancho will improve his new club.
The United Way of Playing
All clubs have ‘their way’ of playing. But in most cases, that ‘way’ lies in history, not the present. United play an attacking style of football, yet, while they’ve made some improvements under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, they remain far away from the attacking days of old. Sancho was certainly bought with an eye on returning to the club’s classic style of play. He’s always looking forward and is eager to make things happen. The fans will love it.
Goals and Assists
Of course, there are plenty of players who want to attack the goal when they pick up the ball. What sets Sancho apart is that he successfully attacks the goal. In a little more than 100 appearances from previous club Borussia Dortmund, Sancho scored 38 goals and provided 45 assists. That’s an extremely decent return for any winger, but it’s exceptional for a player of Sancho’s age. He’s still only 21, after all, and he’s getting better with each passing year. United may just have bought him at the perfect time.
Finally, there’s his mentality. Sancho is clearly an ambitious player. You don’t leave your home country — or leave a club like Manchester City — unless you have ambitions to make yourself a star. United have lacked players with a killer pedigree and all-out desire to win in recent years, and that’s just what Sancho provides. If United can invest in like-minded players, then they might just be in the hunt for trophies for many years to come.