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Rio Ferdinand describes how Jadon Sancho will be feeling about England snub after Manchester United form

Dylan Penketh

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Rio Ferdinand describes how Jadon Sancho will be feeling about England snub after Manchester United form

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Jadon Sancho has been on great form for Manchester United so far this season under Erik ten Hag.

However, his form this season, where he has scored three goals, has not been enough to get him in the latest England squad.

Both him and Marcus Rashford missed out on Gareth Southgate's latest squad list, however Rashford since confirmed that he was not picked due to a minor injury.

Speaking on the squad selection, Rio Ferdinand has said he is surprised about the number of defenders in the squad, and says Sancho will likely feel 'disgruntled' at not being selected.

‘There’s a lot of defenders," Ferdinand told BT Sport when discussing the squad.


"I think the only real surprise in there is probably the amount of players that he’s got that aren’t playing regular football at their clubs."

This point is hard to argue against, as Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire, who have both lost their places in the Manchester United XI under Erik ten Hag, were selected.

"Given the kind of stance that Gareth had when he got the job in terms of players playing minutes and picking players on form.

"Jadon Sancho will be one player who will probably look at that squad and think I’ve done what’s expected of me as a winger in terms of output, numbers-wise this season and I’m doing better in terms of numbers than other players, and I’m still not getting a look in."

"He could probably feel disgruntled," explained the ex-United defender.

"But I think that squad is a lot of what we would expect."

Jadon Sancho celebrates scoring against Leicester City. (Alamy)
Jadon Sancho celebrates scoring against Leicester City. (Alamy)

Manchester United have 15 players playing international football over the next two weeks, while Ten Hag will have two weeks to build up the fitness of those not in the current preferred XI.

United will face Manchester City in the Premier League once the international break is over.

Topics: Jadon Sancho, Gareth Southgate, Manchester United, England, Rio Ferdinand

Dylan Penketh
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