It was the signing of the summer. First an agreement principle was announced, the official confirmation is spent on July 23. After a couple of years preparing the ground, Manchester United confirmed the bombshell of the summer: the signing of Jadon Sancho for 85 million euros. He came to town like a star, as one chosen to take the club back to the top of England and, who knows, Europe. But all that euphoria with the Englishman came to less after the signing of Raphael Varane and, above all, Cristiano Ronaldo.
In the media, it is logical that Cristiano, suddenly, becomes the idol of the masses again upon his return. The problem is that that has dragged Sancho to a lower status. He started against Leeds and Southampton as a substitute. He made his debut in the eleven against Wolverhampton and repeated against Newcastle. In both he was substituted, without leaving any goals or assists along the way. Meanwhile, the Portuguese, in his redebut, made a double and was continually cheered by his fans. Also Sancho, although he goes from being a bombshell to the background.
The last straw came in the Champions League match against Young Boys. Cristiano scored the first goal in the 13th minute of the match. Jadon Sancho, somewhat missing, was looking for some impact, without success on the right wing. At 35 ', his gesture was twisted. Wan-Bissaka was unlucky on a split ball, which ended in a reckless kick that more than justified his direct red.
Solskjaer began to work with his assistants on the best solution to secure the provisional victory. Without a defender, he needed to remove a man from above to get Dalot in. The chosen one was not Van de Beek, who was given the opportunity to continue. Neither Pogba nor Fred, members of the core. Bruno and Cristiano have a higher hierarchy. Yes, the chosen one was Jadon Sancho. Subsequently, the coach wanted to keep the score even more and withdrew the aforementioned Van de Beek to put Raphael Varane.
An a priori fact without relevance beyond the circumstance of the party that, however, does hide a message. Jadon Sancho has lost the stripes with which he arrived and now must show on the field that he is prepared to be the leader of this United alongside the two Portuguese. At the moment, it appears that he has won the game over Greenwood and it remains to be seen what Solskjaer will decide when Cavani and Rashford recover from their respective injuries.. In the meantime, English must raise its head and show the world its full potential. For the moment, that's the way things are and football, Cristiano is overshadowing him.