“Who could’ve written that?”- Rio Ferdinand praises Jadon Sancho as Man United loanee makes UCL semifinal with Dortmund

Rio Ferdinand praises out-of-favour Manchester United loanee, Jadon Sancho

Rio Ferdinand and the rest of the Manchester United fandom was probably left in shock as Jadon Sancho and Borussia Dortmund beat Atletico Madrid to advance to the Champions League semifinals.

The English winger has been applauded for his efforts with the German side this season. His displays are even more impressive when you consider he’s performing after spending a total of four months away from professional football.

Ferdinand was caught off guard by Dortmund and Sancho’s success and had some praise for the Manchester United loanee. Let’s have a look at what the former Red Devil had to say about him. (h/t Manchester Evening News)

“We asked for Sancho to put in a performance, a lot to prove and he’s showing it,”

“He’s left Manchester United under a cloud, he’s now in a Champions League semi-final against PSG. Who could have written that script?”

Ferdinand added that even Sancho couldn’t have seen this coming. If the 24-year-old ends up winning the UCL with Dortmund it’ll be quite an answer to Erik ten Hag who cut him from the squad following a public fallout.

Now, Sancho did not score in either leg of the quarter-finals but he was making a difference. The 24-year-old was one of Dortmund’s best players throughout the whole tie. Man United could definitely use some of his quality right now.

Can Manchester United loanee, Jadon Sancho flip the script?
Can Manchester United loanee, Jadon Sancho flip the script? (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

The team can’t rely on their forward line to produce and adding Sancho to the mix would make things a lot easier. However, for him to come back something has to be done about his relationship with Erik ten Hag.

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Hopefully, Sancho’s stellar display with Borussia Dortmund will be enough for the United hierarchy to bring him back to Old Trafford next season.