Gary Lineker leads the praise for Jadon Sancho after he nets his first Old Trafford league goal

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‘Good to see him finding his feet’: Gary Lineker leads the praise for Jadon Sancho after he nets his first Old Trafford Premier League goal in Manchester United’s draw against Southampton as Paul Scholes hails ‘lively’ winger

  • Jadon Sancho opened the scoring for Manchester United against Southampton
  • It was the England international’s first Premier League goal at Old Trafford
  • Gary Lineker was pleased to see Sancho ‘finding his feet’ in English football
  • Paul Scholes and Ralf Rangnick also praised the 20-year-old after the game


Manchester United fans believe that Jadon Sancho may be back to his best after the winger’s goal against Southampton.

Sancho opened the scoring in United’s 1-1 draw against the Saints this afternoon – the first time he has found the net at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

The England international finished at the back post in the 21st minute after Marcus Rashford played the ball across goal.

Jadon Sancho scored his first Premier League goal at Old Trafford against Southampton

Jadon Sancho scored his first Premier League goal at Old Trafford against Southampton

Sancho has not had the easiest of seasons following his £73million move from Borussia Dortmund last summer, but has found form in recent matches.

Gary Lineker led the praise of Sancho on social media, tweeting: ‘Good to see @Sanchooo10 finally finding his feet that were so mesmerising at @BlackYellow’.

Meanwhile, one United fan said: ‘Jadon Sancho has come alive in the recent weeks, love that for us’.

Another added: ‘Deserves this. He’s been playing well recently. More to come hopefully’.

‘Sancho is so good. What a player’ a third said.

There was also praise for the winger from club legend Paul Scholes.

‘We said before the game the last two or three weeks he’s looked lively and more like the Jadon Sancho that we signed, and he’s got his goal which has been really great,’ Scholes said on BT Sport.

‘It’s become a really counter-attacking game for Man United. Great ball from Fernandes, good run from Marcus down the right-hand side, and look he bobble the ball in a little bit to Jadon Sancho, but he manages to control it well and it’s a good finish.’

Meanwhile, United boss Ralf Rangnick said: ‘Jadon is in good shape, not only in the first half but also in the second half he had his good moments. With Jadon’s performances in the last couple of weeks I am very pleased.

Sancho opened the scoring in the 21st minute before Southampton equalised after half-time

Sancho opened the scoring in the 21st minute before Southampton equalised after half-time

‘This is the Jadon Sancho that I know from the German Bundesliga. There is still more space for improvement from him, but in the way that he’s playing right now, it is the best Jadon Sancho that Manchester United has seen so far.’

Sancho’s goal against Southampton was his second in three games after he also found the net against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup.

He has now scored four times in 26 appearances this season, having registered 16 goals in 38 games in his final campaign at Borussia Dortmund.

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