After his heroics against Leeds, Manchester United star Jadon Sancho took to social media to express to fans how much he “missed” the joy of being on the scoresheet.
After Jadon Sancho scored a crucial equalizer to guarantee that the score was even against Leeds, the young England international promptly posted a picture of himself on Twitter to celebrate his goal.
Since Old Trafford manager Erik ten Hag determined that the England international was both physically and emotionally unfit to participate before the holiday break, he has been virtually absent from the first team.
He hasn’t started a game for United since October, but coming off the bench on Wednesday night greatly benefited his team.
Marcus Rashford ignited a comeback for United as they welcomed Leeds to Old Trafford and initially trailed by two goals.
Sancho made his impression after coming on just before the hour mark, but it took him 11 minutes to score the equalizer and set off loud celebrations from the home crowd.
It was a touching moment for the talented winger, who has had trouble regaining his best form since joining United for £73 million from Borussia Dortmund in 2021.
Sancho was not selected for England’s World Cup team, so he trained by himself on a personal fitness regimen throughout the event and for a while after.
Sancho was included in the matchday squad for the first time against Nottingham Forest last week after a three-month layoff as United locked up a spot in the Carabao Cup final.
But it was against Leeds that he really had his chance, and after scoring the goal that kept United from looking foolish, Sancho instantly took to Twitter to share his joy.
He stated, “I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed this feeling! Team showed great character to stay in the game, we go again on the weekend.”
Sancho’s manager, Ten Hag, appeared to be equally ecstatic about the player’s comeback, waxing lyrical about the 22-year-old during his post-game media obligations.
“He’s completely recovered,” the United manager proclaimed. “I’m happy he succeeded. He has my support and the support of the coaches and the team, but he must succeed alone.
It is in his control. He is able to do it if he wants to. I’m really enjoying watching him play with such assurance and conviction. His prowess as a player is well known. He needs to put in a lot of effort, but I believe he can consistently make a major difference.”