Rio Ferdinand has explained to Winger, Jadon Sancho why he suffered in his first season at Manchester United.
The former Manchester United defender believes it is not the player’s fault that he has not performed at the club after his £75m move from Borussia Dortmund last summer.
He said a lack of rhythm in the Manchester United team and a lack of identifiable style of play affected Sancho’s football.
The England international has had a frustrating time with the Red Devils since his big-money move from Dortmund.
Ferdinand believes Sancho’s former club had a style, system and ethos that suited the player which is not the same at Old Trafford.
“The game played to his strength, the passing and movement, some rhythm in the team,” Ferdinand told Vibe with Five.
“If there’s no rhythm Sancho is not as good and effective. That’s what his problem has been.
“The players have got to identify what he’s good at. Some thought he would come in and take the ball from the edge of his box to the goal.
“That’s not his game. He’s about rhythm, one-touch passing, playing and moving and getting people off balance with a feint.
“He hasn’t been able to do that because the system at Man Utd has not worked yet. It’s left him in a vulnerable position.
“Dortmund had a way of playing which was fundamental in allowing them to perform at their best.
“United have invested in some players, still searching for identity philosophy way of playing, makes it difficult for players coming in, let alone those that are still there.”