Manchester United forward, Jadon Sancho has admitted that his first season at Old Trafford was a difficult one, saying he is looking forward to a fresh start under Erik ten Hag.
The 52-year-old Ten Hag will be in Manchester United on Monday, after snubbing Ajax’s victory party.
Reports in England say that the Dutch coach has already identified Sancho as one of the players he would work to bring the best in them.
Sancho, who joined from Borussia Dortmund last year, has endured a difficult first season at Old Trafford, scoring just five goals this term.
Speaking to the Premier Productions, the England international said he was waiting to see the new ideas his coach will bring to Old Trafford.
He said: “To start again fresh, with a new manager coming in, we’re looking forward to seeing what his ideas and plans for the team are.
“You only have to think positively. My career is only getting started and, hopefully, it will take off soon. This has been a difficult season, especially being a Manchester United player, with what the club has achieved over the years.
“United is known for winning trophies and being up there with the best. This season has been a difficult one for all of us, but I think we still have to show belief again.”
Style of play
Sancho can function as a second striker or wide midfielder typically in a Borussia Dortmund 4–2–3–1 formation on either wing of attack.
Dortmund’s “young player project” helped Sancho function in the focal point of attack alongside a core of talented young stars like Erling Haaland, Gio Reyna and Jude Bellingham.
Regarded as a quick, highly technical, and creative player, with excellent dribbling skills and ball control, Sancho is known for his trickery and use of feints in one-on-one situations and has been described as one of the world’s best young players.
Although he is known in particular for his ability to get past opponents and create chances for teammates, he is also capable of scoring goals himself.