Six matches in a row and Jadon Sancho is yet to record a goal or an assist for Manchester United. Manchester United broke the bank when they signed Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for a record fee in the region of £73 million and the young winger is yet to kick the ground running for the club.
The Red Devils never gave up in their chase to sign the former Man City winger after missing out on his signing last season. Manchester United signed Jadon Sancho to solve their attacking crisis on the right-hand side of the team and also to boost the team's quality. Jadon Sancho recent performance is not encouraging and has a striking resemblance to other four superstars that flopped in the Premier League after their outstanding performance in the German Bundesliga.
Let's check out the similarities between Jadon Sancho and these four superstars.
1. Henrikh Mkhitaryan:
Henrikh Mkhitaryan was a total flop in the Premier League and never looked promising despite playing for two top teams in England. After an outstanding season with Borussia Dortmund, Henrikh Mkhitaryan became the most sought player in the world with a lot of top teams fighting for his signature.
He ended up joining Manchester United in 2016 and was unable to live up to expectations, failing to claim a spot in the team and was used in a swap deal to sign Alexis Sanchez. He managed to score 5 league goals in 39 matches for Manchester United and was yet another flop in Arsenal, only scoring 8 in 39 matches for the Gunners.
2. Shinji Kagawa:
One of Bundesliga finest playmakers in 2012 who became a big name in the transfer window after an outstanding performance with Borussia Dortmund in 2012.
He joined Manchester United in the summer of 2012 and failed to live up to expectations. It was appalling to see one of the best playmakers in the world as of that time struggling to adapt in the Premier League. After years of struggles, he was sold back to Borussia Dortmund in 2014 after scoring just 6 league goals in 38 matches for the Red Devils.
3. Andre Schurrle:
One of the most talented wingers and a Germany's World Cup hero in 2014 but Andre flopped in the Premier League. His performance with Bayer Leverkusen attracted Chelsea who signed him in 2013 but the German failed woefully to displace any of the Chelsea first choice wingers.
Although, he showed flashes of brilliance that wasn't enough to displace the likes of Oscar Emobaba Junior, Eden Hazard and Willan from the first team and was sold to Wolfsburg in 2015. He managed to score 11 league goals in 44 matches for Chelsea with the majority of his appearances being as a substitute.
4. Marko Marin:
It may interest you to know that Marko Marin was once called the 'German Messi' due to his height and dribbling skills. His performance for Werder Bremen made Chelsea sign him in 2012. Chelsea regretted pulling off the deal as Marko Marin never stayed fit and turned out to be an injury-prone player who spent most of his Chelsea career on the sideline rather on the pitch. He only played 6 times for Chelsea and scored only one goal in the process.
One thing to put under consideration is the fact these four players were in the form of their lives before coming to the Premier League. They were arguably the best players in the German Bundesliga and we're expected to take the Premier League by storm but they turned out to become a massive flop and were sold few years after coming to the Premier League.
Coincidentally, Jadon Sancho was one of the best players in the German Bundesliga in the last two years before making his big-money move to Manchester United this summer. He is currently passing a terrible form of his career which is similar to what the above-mentioned players endured in their Premier League careers.
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