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Sancho says Man United rumors not to blame for ‘little dip’ in form

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Jadon Sancho of England in action during the international friendly match between England and the Republic of Ireland at Wembley Stadium on November 12, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mike Egerton - Pool/Getty Images)

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Longtime Manchester United target Jadon Sancho is off to a slow start at Borussia Dortmund, at least by the lofty standards he set for himself over the last two seasons.

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But, the 20-year-old England international insists that months of (still ongoing) transfer rumors linking him with a move to Manchester United are not to blame for his “little dip” in form — quotes from the BBC:

“No, I don’t think so. I feel like every player has a little dip in their career and I’m going through that at the moment.
“It is just how I am bouncing back and I’m just happy to have managers who have faith in me and keep starting me.”

“I just expect a lot from myself personally. When I play I always try to assist and score and always help the team. A couple of games ago I hadn’t been scoring or assisting, but I knew I had a chance.”

Sancho did manage to score a goal in England’s 3-0 friendly victory over Ireland on Thursday.

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The former Manchester City youngster is yet to score a Bundesliga goal for Dortmund this season — he had 17 in 2019-20, and 20 in all competitions — though he has scored one in each the UEFA Champions League and DFB-Pokal. Two seasons ago, he scored 12 league goals and added one more in the Champions for 13 total.

It’s not a matter of “if,” but “when,” Sancho finds his form once again. It’s a good thing he’s not bothered by the Manchester United transfer rumors, because those aren’t likely to stop anytime soon.

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