Man Utd made to regret Sancho decision as Solskjaer rues goal drought

Manchester United have been made to regret their decision not to sign Jadon Sancho after a miserable goal drought in recent weeks.

The Red Devils have drawn their last three games 0-0 against Chelsea, Real Sociedad and Crystal Palace respectively.

And their goal drought has become a genuine concern for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester City move further and further ahead at the top of the table.

One thing that has stood out in those games has been the lack of chances created by United, who have become so reliant on Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.

So when they don’t fire, the whole team seems off kilter.

Man United star Paul Pogba has teased Jadon Sancho over a move to Old Trafford
Jadon Sancho has been in excellent form in recent weeks

That might not be the case if United had bitten the bullet last summer and stumped up Borussia Dortmund’s asking price for Sancho.

The England international has created 36 chances so far in 2021, which is the most across Europe’s top five leagues.

He and Dortmund have appeared revitalised in the second half of the season, and are on a real roll right now.

Interestingly, United left-back Shaw is down in third with 34, just ahead of Chelsea’s Mason Mount on 32.

Luke Shaw ranks third with 32 chances created in 2021

United travel to Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday and know even a victory would only take them to within 11 points of Pep Guardiola’s side.

Solskjaer said: “Of course you are not happy if you don’t create enough chances to win a game.

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“It has been a week with no goals. Sometimes three games sounds a lot without scoring, of course we have not conceded either, but a week in a season like this sometimes you just don’t hit the form you normally have had for many, many months.

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“It is a bit of a worry, of course it is, but I know that the boys are giving everything.

“We play every three days, I know they are giving everything they have got. Attitude and approach, I am very happy with. The quality we need to get back to what we know we can do.”



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