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Jadon Sancho's performance against Melbourne Victory has convinced fans that he's ready to be a hugely important player for Erik ten Hag this season.
The England winger scored United's first goal of Ten Hag's reign earlier this week in the 4-0 thrashing of Liverpool in Bangkok, Thailand.
And he was seriously impressive again in United' second pre-season outing, this time over at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
United came from behind to win 4-1, with Scott McTominay, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford all on target.
But Sancho, who started on the right flank, was involved in all of United's attractive build up play.
He linked up superbly with Diogo Dalot for the goal that put United ahead, playing through a glorious ball in behind the full-back.
Sancho demanded the ball all the time and was United's main creative outlet. Every time he was in possession you felt he would be the one to make something happen.
His dribbling ability was typically supreme and he had defenders on strings. Yet he wasn't merely showboating and played with a directness and purpose that helped create space bring United's other attackers into the game too.
Sancho showed glimpses in his first season at United following his £73 million switch from Borussia Dortmund but wasn't quite able to replicate his Bundesliga brilliance.
He mainly played on the left flank but having seen him excel on the right in pre-season, - and with Ten Hag's coaching - United fans are excited about what he might be able to do this term:
Jadon sancho is going to be a very big part of Ten Hag's plans...— FOOTBALL STREAMS TV (@Ftbstream) July 15, 2022
Look at him all over the build-up...
Massively talented player... pic.twitter.com/wHf3w0FWcE
This is the system Jadon Sancho thrives in. I have absolutely NO DOUBTS he will become one of Man Utd's best and most important players under Erik ten Hag.— UtdFaithfuls (@UtdFaithfuls) July 15, 2022
Jadon Sancho is a joy to watch, Ten Hag’s system suits him, no doubt 22/23 season will be his season. What a player! pic.twitter.com/IvYNVTtHFJ— 𓃵 (@UtdGen) July 15, 2022
Honestly Jadon Sancho has a big season ahead of him…one of those with a lot to prove— The Fundamentals (@KojoNketsia) July 15, 2022
Last campaign was absolute pants papered over by the Ole/Rangnick debacles
Unpopular opinion: Jadon Sancho is our most important player pic.twitter.com/Y5iq5Ga0JZ— ⭐️²⁵ (@Sanchoprodz) July 15, 2022
Jadon Sancho is going to be an absolute demon this year 👍— PATRON 🇵🇸 (@Patron_MUFC) July 15, 2022
Jadon Sancho has been incredible this first half. It’s always been that simple. Footballers surrounded by footballers gives you nice football 👏🏾— Aaron Cikaya (@aaroncikaya) July 15, 2022
I just love seeing Jadon Sancho play well especially when it’s on the right because thats why he got him🤩— milly⭐️ (@MagicalSancho) July 15, 2022
Jadon Sancho runs with the ball for like five seconds and instantly men can run off the ball with clear passing lines and Sancho finds Bruno for the shot.— Muhammad Butt (@muhammadbutt) July 15, 2022
DRIBBLING, IT’S GREAT.
MORE DRIBBLING PLS.
Going into the Victory clash, Ten Hag talked about Sancho and was pleased with the way he played.
"I was really happy to see that," the Dutchman said in his presser.
“I think we have a good left side but I think you see against Liverpool that we also have attacks on the right side and it was good to see it because you want to have balance.
“If you are only on one side it is quite predictable so we want that to develop over two sides but also in the middle and from everywhere."
Featured Image Credit: Image: MUTV
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