We’re starting to suspect Jadon Sancho is trying to make full-backs cry now
Amid constant speculation over a potential move to Manchester United, Jadon Sancho could be forgiven for having a lot on his mind – yet his performances for Borussia Dortmund continue to suggest he hasn’t a care in the world.
We live in a world in which Dortmund’s insistence that Sancho will stay at the club after United missed the deadline to match their valuation only adds to the speculation that the England international is bound for Old Trafford; in which every one of his social media posts are analysed for hints or suggestions that he’s about to meet Ed Woodward to sign on the dotted line; in which articles about him taking the piss out of full-backs mention Manchester United before they mention Borussia Dortmund.
The world is governed by clicks, and people like to click on Sancho’s name right now. Given the attention focused on him right now, it would be understandable if the winger was keen to get his head down and blend into the background over the next couple of months. Thankfully, that’s not Sancho’s style.
Instead, Sancho came off the bench as Borussia Dortmund hammered Austria Wien 11 (eleven) – 2, scored a goal and, most importantly, almost made a full-back cry with a piece of skill so ostentatious that Prince could have worn it as a coat.
Jadon Sancho eliciting an ‘oh you!’ reaction from the fullback pic.twitter.com/B4vVIkomwo
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The trick itself is enough to make us purr, but what we’re really here for is the reaction of defender Christoph Martschinko, who himself had only entered the fray as a half-time substitute, yet was visibly sick of this shit less than half an hour later.
Whether Sancho is playing in Dortmund or Manchester next season, who cares? As long as he continues to treat every pitch like he’s back playing cage football in south London, the world is a better place. Unless you happen to be a full-back.