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Jadon Sancho sent Cristiano Ronaldo message ahead of Manchester United’s Champions League clash

Jadon Sancho sent Cristiano Ronaldo message ahead of Manchester United's Champions League clash

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Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has insisted Jadon Sancho will recover from his underwhelming start to life at Old Trafford and could emulate Cristiano Ronaldo within three years.

Sancho moved to United in a blockbuster £73million transfer but has not lived up to the prolific form he showed at Borussia Dortmund.

However, Schmeichel has launched to youngster’s defence, claiming that the England star could be as good as his iconic team-mate Ronaldo one day.

“You’re a young player in that squad, somebody like Jadon Sancho for instance,” Schmeichel told the Seaman Says podcast.

 

“It’s a big, big, big price tag for him and it feels a bit heavy for him at the moment.

 

“But he will look at this guy [Ronaldo] and he can say, ‘If I do something along those lines, I can be as good as him. I have all the basics, but I can be as good as him.’ 

 

“That might take him two or three years to catch on to that but that then gives him maybe ten, 12 years after that.

 

“This is what Ronaldo gives. I was celebrating when I heard he was returning, running around like crazy in my garden even though I can’t run.” 

 

Source – Daily and Sunday Express

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