Jadon Sancho finally hit the bull’s eye for Manchester United in the 2-0 win over Villarreal.
Sancho thundered at United’s second goal on the night when qualification for the knockout round of the Champions League was secured with one game to go.
Sancho’s celebrations in the square told their own story; his passion and relief were visible to all.
Many stars congratulated Sancho on his goal after a difficult time after moving from Borussia Dortmund.
It wasn’t easy for him to be late with an ear infection after the European Championship and then deal with the pressure of a big change while the whole team struggled.
Sancho started United’s last two games in right midfield and last night was one of his best performances for the club.
Paul Pogba did not come with the squad due to an injury, but congratulated Sancho on Instagram on his goal.
Caretaker Michael Carrick showed great confidence in Sancho and the English winger paid it back with that first goal.
The key for Sancho now is to build on that punch, build his confidence, and get into shape.
Chelsea are next for United on Sunday and Thomas Tuchel’s top spot will be another tough test for Sancho.
Pogba also posted a more general message of congratulations to his teammates for getting the job done on a difficult night.
It has not been an easy day for anyone with the club and Pogba has not been able to influence things on the pitch in the last two games.
He has begun his recovery but could be out until the New Year, until the identity of the man leading United should be clearer – at least by the end of the season.
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