Jadon Sancho admits he feels ‘blessed’ to be sharing a Manchester United dressing room with Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane…. and England winger insists he is learning from the trio ‘on and off the pitch’
- Jadon Sancho joined Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund last summer
- He has entered a dressing room at Old Trafford with plenty of serial winners
- Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba have won trophies in Europe
- Sancho admits he is learning from the trio, including recovery after games
Jadon Sancho insists he is trying to learn from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba at Manchester United in a bid to improve his game.
The England international moved to Old Trafford last summer in a £73million move from Borussia Dortmund, and after a slow start has started to pick up his performances in recent weeks.
The 21-year-old won just the German Cup and Supercup during his time in the Bundesliga, but some of his team-mates have been among serial winners at their previous clubs.
Jadon Sancho insists he is trying to learn from the best at Manchester United this season
Cristiano Ronaldo (left) and Raphael Varane (right) won four Champions League titles at Real Madrid
Ronaldo and Varane were in the Real Madrid side that won four Champions League titles and two LaLiga crowns in the previous decade, part of the incredible haul of 32 trophies the Portugal star has won in his career.
Pogba and Varane are also world champions following France’s success nearly four years ago in Russia, while the former also won four Serie A titles during his stint at Juventus.
And Sancho admits he feels ‘blessed’ to be learning from the trio ‘on and off the pitch’, especially in how they recover following high-intensity matches.
‘I’m here with a lot of great players and I’m learning from the best,’ Sancho told the club’s official website.
Varane and Paul Pogba were also part of the France side that won the 2018 World Cup
And Sancho admits he is trying to pick the trio’s brains as much as possible to improve himself
‘You’ve got Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane… all these guys have won major trophies and just being in the changing room with them gives you a blessed feeling.
‘I’m definitely learning from them, on and off the pitch, especially in terms of their recovery and how they make themselves better. I’m taking in all the information I can and trying to put it into my game.’
Despite his upturn in form in recent weeks, Sancho has scored just four goals and laid on two assists in 30 appearances for the Old Trafford outfit this season.
It comes after a final season in Germany where he scored 16 goals and provided 20 assists for his Borussia Dortmund team-mates.
But Sancho will no home to haunt his old employers Manchester City in the derby on Sunday.
Sancho has won just two trophies in his career, including the German Cup in May last year