Former Manchester United star makes shock Jadon Sancho claim

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This former Manchester United player has made a shocking statement about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jadon Sancho ahead of the summer transfer window.

There are few who break the sacred bond in football. Moving to an arch rival is one of those wordless vows that one is expected to keep no matter what. If you somehow break it, you are instantly turned into a treacherous traitor and embroiled in infamy. Especially if the two rival sides in question are Manchester United and Liverpool.

Paul Ince made his name at Old Trafford after being discovered by Sir Alex Ferguson as a young player at West Ham. The robust and energetic midfielder was crucial in helping the Scotsman taste the first vestiges of success during Ferguson’s long reign.

Ince was beloved for his tenacious style and his heart and desire on the pitch. He became a fan favourite at the Stretford End and the fans were sad to see him depart for Inter Milan.

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Unfortunately, Paul Ince tarnished his reputation at Old Trafford when upon his return to England he made the infamous move to Merseyside.

Ince served Liverpool for just two years as a player, but those two years were enough for all of his contributions at United to be erased by the fans.

Yet the former English international still regards the club fondly and he has expressed some strong views about the Red Devils’ current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as well as the club’s current number one transfer target Jadon Sancho.

Speaking to Paddy Power via the Daily Mail, Paul Ince has urged Jadon Sancho to be cautious about a move to United and expressed his uncertainty whether Solskjaer has the ability to improve someone of Jadon Sancho’s quality and take him to the ‘next level.’

This is what Paul Ince said in full:

"“He’s clearly trying to develop a young team, so that will help, but in terms of actually the man-to-man management and development of someone like Sancho, he’s a total unknown. We’ve not seen any evidence yet that he can take a player to the next level.”"

The comments will irk fans, especially considering the good run of form Solskjaer has enjoyed with the Red Devils prior to the suspension of the football.

And whether the Norwegian boss has the ability to develop players, one only has to look at the resurgence of Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford who both enjoyed their best individual seasons under Solskjaer’s command as proof he has what it takes.

With the Norwegian clearly trying to build a team for the future, and having coached at academy level, Jadon Sancho should have no qualms about making a move to United and should avoid Ince’s advice.

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