Manchester United have dropped points in recent games in the English Premier League, and that has lowered their chances of qualifying for next season’s UEFA Champions League. The Red Devils suffered a loss against Manchester City in their most recent game and have only won two of their last five games. However, there is a positive in the Manchester United team in the form of Jadon Sancho. The current form of the youngster shows that he has finally settled into the English Premier League and promises a great future ahead.

Jadon Sancho has scored three goals and provided two assists in 23 appearances for Manchester United this season. Earlier, he had only scored a single goal in his first 17 appearances of the season. February was the most productive month as he scored a goal and provided an assist. His last goal came in the recent match against his former team, Manchester City.

Jadon Sancho Manchester United English Premier League 2021-22 Data Stats Analysis

The above viz. shows the pass map of Jadon Sancho in all the five fixtures held in February and the Manchester Derby. He started in five matches and came off the bench against Watford. The 21-year-old has featured on the left and attempted 195 passes in five matches. Of these 195 passes, 22 landed inside the opposition’s penalty box, and he has managed to provide two assists. His passes included ten crosses, six smart passes, three through passes, four long passes, and 172 simple passes. The highest number of passes were attempted towards attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes. He attempted 38 passes towards the Portuguese and provided an assist. Sancho provided both the assists in the match against Leeds United.

Jadon Sancho Manchester United English Premier League 2021-22 Data Stats Analysis

Jadon Sancho has scored the most goals in the last seven games, alongside Bruno Fernandes. The forward has managed to find the back of the net on two occasions. In the above shot map, we can see that Sancho has attempted ten shots in the last five matches, eight of them from inside the opposition’s penalty box. Of these ten shots, four of them have been on target. Jadon Sancho scored a goal each against Southampton and league leaders Manchester City. He attempted three shots against Leeds United and managed to hit the target once.

Other than this, Sancho has also attempted 25 dribbles. The forward has managed to get inside the opposition box and has taken 27 touches inside it. Defensively, he has made 16 recoveries along with 15 interceptions.

Jadon Sancho has been the most impressive player on the pitch for Manchester United in their recent run of poor form in the league. The team has dropped nine points in the last six matches, which has pushed them down from the fourth spot. Arsenal are currently in the fourth position and have played three fewer games. However, the Red Devils still have a chance to beat their other rivals in a race for the top-four finish. Jadon Sancho’s form will be key in their qualification for the Champions League next season, and the player will look to continue his good run in the remaining fixtures.

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