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The Daily Bee: Jadon Sancho Watches From the Bench as Liverpool Thrash Manchester United

Manchester United v Liverpool - Premier League Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Good morning, everyone.

Yesterday was a great day for soccer fans. We got to watch El Classico, the Cologne Derby, PSG drop points against Marseille, and perhaps most notably for BVB fans, Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool absolutely steamroll Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Jadon Sancho did not feature for Manchester United, so he was forced to watch from the bench as his new teammates were ripped to shreds by Liverpool. As a BVB fan, I’m obviously not going to pretend that this makes Sancho’s decision to leave Dortmund the wrong one. After all, BVB lost 4-0 less than a week ago. It does, however, show that maybe Manchester United should’ve been focused more on bolstering their midfield or their back line instead of doing everything they could to buy an attacker, especially considering that they would eventually go on to sign Cristiano Ronaldo. All this attacking power went to naught, because behind them sat a midfield of Scott McTominay and Fred, which unsurprisingly could not compete with James Milner, Naby Keita, and Jordan Henderson.

Again, my issue isn’t with Sancho. He’s a great player, and I think eventually he’ll succeed in England. I’m simply pointing out that maybe the model of dishing out insane sums of money for individual players based solely on their individual talent may not be the formula for building a successful team. Maybe this could be a cautionary tale to the many teams interested in Erling Haaland right now...

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