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Man Utd legend Scholes: Don't give up on Sancho

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has some advice for coach Erik ten Hag.

Scholes was commenting on the struggles of Jadon Sancho since he has signed for United.

The England attacker has been at the club since the start of last season, but has failed to live up to his hefty price tag.

“It is very difficult when you are in and out of the team all the time to find any consistency or any type of form," Scholes told the Webby & O'Neill YouTube channel.

“I think he has shown a lot of flashes of the talent we expected.

“Look, he has been nowhere near what everyone thought we were going to get from Dortmund, but it might take a bit of time for him to settle down in the Premier League and get used to the pace of it. His fitness will get better once he starts playing games week-in, week-out.

“I think he has played in the middle at times as a No.10 and I really don't see him in that position; I see him on the left-hand side, really. But Marcus (Rashford) has been in top quality form out there.

“I know he played on the right-hand side at Dortmund and was brilliant. Sometimes, though, it is about the players you have got with you and the players at Dortmund suited him. He had (Achraf) Hakimi flying down the wing on the outside of him and was really quick.

“I know Jadon is not the quickest, but he is quick enough, and he has got the ability, the skill and the cleverness of mind to link with players. He also linked with (Erling) Haaland as a center-forward in that team as well.

“It may have just taken him a bit of time to get used to the players around him. Fingers crossed, starting from next year, we will see a better Sancho."

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