Cristiano Ronaldo’s true impact on Jadon Sancho, per Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained what Cristiano Ronaldo’s return truly does to Jadon Sancho.
Needless to say, with a world-class striker like Ronaldo on board, Sancho is likely to be sidelined and that has been the case thus far.
Lifting the lid on the matter, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer implied that the addition of Ronaldo certainly meant less playing time for younger forwards such as Sancho.
However, the Norwegian coach stressed that despite the situation, he never doubted Sancho’s determination.
“I think you’re right, both with Raphael Varane and Cristiano [Ronaldo] coming in, that takes a little bit of pressure off a young man,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports ahead of Manchester United’s win over West Ham. “[Sancho’] 21, he’s learning the game, he’s learning how we train, he’s learning how we play, he’s learning the Premier League, but he’s come in hungry to learn.”
Moreover, Solskjaer reassured Sancho that Manchester United is well aware of his “talent” and he is still being viewed as the future of the team’s frontline.
“We knew his talent, and we signed him with the thought that we are going to have a top forward here for the next 10 or 12 years,” the manager revealed. “Jadon’s finding his feet, it’s unfortunate that he fell ill just when he was going to come in, so he was out, and he lost a bit of pre-season. But he is working hard and he will be good.”