However, the 21-year-old has not set the world alight, failing to score or provide an assist in his first five league fixtures.
Is the Sancho criticism unfair?
No, it's warranted
“He’s a young lad. It’s a very unfair criticism,” the ex-Leeds United and Southampton player said. “I think that’s unfair on the young kid. He’s a young lad and he needs time to settle.
“There is no doubt he’s a huge talent and there’s no doubt he’s going to be successful at Manchester United, but unfortunately what comes with the huge price tag is huge expectations.”
When you look at his record at Dortmund – scored 17 goals and provided 16 assists in the 2019/20 season – it is hard to imagine Sancho not being a success at Old Trafford. Simply put, a bit of patience is required.