Woodgate: ‘Extraordinary’ Man Utd star would be ‘different’ for Liverpool

Date published: Wednesday 17th November 2021 10:19 - Lewis Oldham

Jonathan Woodgate on Jadon Sancho

Jonathan Woodgate has suggested that Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho is an “extraordinary talent” who would be better off at their rivals Liverpool.

Sancho was heavily linked with a move to Man Utd during the summer transfer window last year.

They could not agree a fee with Borussia Dortmund at the time, but they got the deal done this summer for around £73m.


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The Englishman has struggled for United so far this term. He has failed to register a goal or an assist for them from his 13 outings.

Most of Sancho’s appearances have come off the bench as he has only started six times across all competitions this season.

As reported by Sport Bible, Woodgate has backed Sancho to “come good” as he claimed that he would be “a completely different player” for Liverpool:

“Things haven’t gone exactly according to plan for Sancho since he signed for Man United this summer. I put it down to the style of play; it doesn’t suit him,” Woodgate said.

“If United replicated Dortmund’s approach then it would be a different ball game altogether, but Man United don’t play that way; they don’t play the sort of football Sancho is used to.

“Jadon Sancho is an extraordinary talent; if you play to his strengths, then he’ll come good.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that he’ll come good again. Put him in the Liverpool team, and he’d be a completely different player, I’m sure.”

Elsewhere, Roy Keane has suggested that there’s “something amiss” with Sancho:

“Every case is different, Sancho hasn’t been getting many minutes recently. The issue I suppose with Rashford and Greenwood is that whenever they’re selected it seems to be an issue.

“I know they’ve had injuries, I understand that. But we know their quality and when Gareth is asked about them he says ‘yeah I spoke to Marcus…’ It seems like a big conversation.

“It’s as if there’s something going wrong, there’s something amiss with some of these United lads.

“They’re young and hungry but a change of scenery [with England] will probably do them the world of good, there’s negativity around United at the moment with the bad results.

“There’s this idea that they need to save their club and do something about it on the training pitch there.

“I think for the two young lads to come here. The change of scenery and again, get some minutes under your belt.”

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