Rio Ferdinand feels Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho has every right to be unhappy about England snub
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand feels Jadon Sancho has every right to be unhappy about not being called up to the latest England squad.
The Three Lions are set to face Italy and Germany in the Nations League. This is the last squad before Gareth Southgate picks whom he wants to take to Qatar for the World Cup.
Speaking on BT Sport (h/t Manchester Evening News), Ferdinand, who spent 12 years in Manchester, believes Sacho must be wondering what more he needs to do to get in the England setup.
“Jadon Sancho will be one player, where we look at that squad and think, ‘I’ve done more than what’s expected of me as a winger in terms of output numbers-wise this season and I’m doing better than other players.’
“He can feel disgruntled. That squad is a lot what we’d expect.”
Sancho was part of the squad that reached the Euro 2020 final. The former Borussia Dortmund star was one of the players who missed from the spot during the penalty shootout. Eventually, Italy lifted the trophy at Wembley.
Sancho has regained form at United
Subsequently, Sancho moved to United from the Bundesliga. However, the 22-year-old was not able to live up to the hype around him. Fans were left wanting for more after his debut season in the red of Manchester.
United failed to be competitive in the previous campaign. Most of our attacking options failed to make an impact last season. The Red Devils finished sixth in the Premier League.
At the end of the previous campaign, United appointed Erik ten Hag as the manager. Under the new boss, supporters saw glimpses of hope during pre-season. However, the start of the 2022/23 season left a sour taste in fans’ mouths.
However, since the defeat to Brentford, the Red Devils have found their feet, including Sancho. The 22-year-old seems to be slowly returning to his best under Ten Hag.
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One could seemingly argue that Southgate is trying to avoid disappointing players who will not be a part of the World Cup squad by not picking them. However, there are still a lot of games to be played before teams jet off to Qatar.