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Schmeichel ‘disappointed’ by Man Utd man and agrees with Southgate over World Cup snub

Man Utd legend Peter Schmeichel doesn’t think Jadon Sancho has ‘done enough’ after missing out on England’s World Cup squad.

The Red Devils bought Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for £72m in 2021 with a good year in the works after months and months of talk and speculation.

And the signing has been a great anticlimax with Sancho so far not living up to the high expectations of fans and pundits.

The England international contributed 37 goals and 41 assists in his last three seasons at Dortmund with Sancho emerging as one of the hottest prospects in world football.

But things haven’t worked out at Man Utd with Sancho contributing five goals and four assists in 39 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils.

Sancho has started ten Premier League games under Erik ten Hag this campaign, scoring two goals and providing an assist for his team-mates, prompting England manager Gareth Southgate to sideline him. their World Cup squad.

Southgate’s decision came as no surprise and former Manchester United goalkeeper Schmeichel believes the England manager made the right decision.

Speaking in sky sports prior to United’s 4-2 victory over Aston Villa in the League CupSchmeichel said: “I don’t think I’ve done enough.

“I’m a bit disappointed with the talent he has, and yes it’s hard to come to Old Trafford at that price, I understand. But he has shown that he can do what he did at Borussia Dortmund, but he hasn’t done it enough”.

Schmeichel’s pundit partner Dion Dublin believes the Man Utd winger is likely to agree with Southgate’s decision as well.

“Sancho’s man is probably saying to himself: ‘I haven’t done enough, I play fair, Gareth'”. dublin added.

And former Manchester United defender Paul Parker predicts Sancho will “never be able to adapt” to the Premier League and could become the club’s “worst purchase ever”.

“If you look at the money Man United paid for him, I would say it could end up being the worst purchase in Manchester United history,” Parker told Bettors. “To be honest, I never really understood why Man United paid so much money for Jadon Sancho.

“He has a lot of problems because he never attacks the wings, he passes backwards and he doesn’t really challenge his direct opponent. The way you play in Germany is completely different to the Premier League and it seems like he will never be able to adapt well enough to be a key player for Man United.”

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