Robbie Savage may be regretting Jadon Sancho Liverpool claim he made about Mohamed Salah

Football pundit Robbie Savage might be regretting his previous verdict on Mohamed Salah and Jadon Sancho all over again following the latter’s switch to the Premier League this summer.

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Savage shocked listeners on BBC 5 live last year when he declared that he’d have Sancho, who at the time was at Borussia Dortmund, ahead of Salah in the Liverpool team.

“For me, I would play him next season,” Savage said back in March 2020.

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“This is just my opinion. The front three, amazing. Salah got 20 goals this season and he’s brilliant. Firmino, brilliant. Mane, brilliant. I would play Sancho next season instead of Salah. My opinion.”

He added: “If Sancho was to go to Liverpool, for me he would play Mane, Firmino, Sancho. I would put Sancho in instead of Salah.”

It was a controversial take at the time, but to be fair to the pundit, both had impressive figures.

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Salah had just netted his 70th Premier League goal for the Reds in just 100 games, whilst Sancho had registered 14 goals and 15 assists in the Bundesliga – and was seemingly on the brink of a summer switch to the Premier League.

However, he was ridiculed by Liverpool fans for his claims.

And Savage’s verdict hasn’t aged well when you compare the attacking returns of the pair from the season so far.

Sancho has failed to register any goal involvement during his seven appearances for United this season.

In contrast, Salah is already up and motoring for Liverpool.

The Egyptian has already racked up five goals and two assists in just six games, putting him miles ahead of Sancho – although this is the youngster’s first season in the Premier League.

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United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defended Sancho’s slow start to life in Manchester earlier this month – urging fans to be patient with the £73million man.

“He’s learning all the time,” said the United boss.

“As I said in training as well, he’s learning our methods, he’s learning the Premier League and of course, he knows the Champions League already from being at Dortmund.

“He’s a young boy, he’s only 21 and he’ll improve. We signed him as we see a top forward for 10, 12, 15 years and I’ve not changed my mind on that.

“He’s so clean on the ball and is enthusiastic to learn and that is such a big thing when you come to Man Utd.

“You’re always going to get a chance and you play with some of the best players in the world, you’re getting some fantastic coaching with the coaches I’ve got too.”

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