Wayne Rooney Advises England Star Jadon Sancho to Remain with Borussia

Jadon Sancho. Photo by Pixathlon/Shutterstock

England international and Borrusia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is one of the most sought-after players this summer. After a breakthrough 2018/19 Bundesliga season, the 19-year-old attracted the attention of all major European clubs including Manchester United.

But one former Man Utd great thinks that Sancho should snub Premier League giants and stay in Germany. D.C. United’s forward Wayne Rooney, who spent the better part of his career as United’s captain, recently advised Sancho to remain with Borussia in order to develop his game further.

“Dortmund is a great club with great fans, they trust their young players and you can see that in Sancho and the progress he has made in the last 12 months,” – Rooney told German magazine Bild.

According to Rooney, Sancho should prioritize playing time and get the most of his opportunity to be a regular starter with Dortmund.

“Now Jadon has to ask himself whether he would get the playing time he gets in Dortmund when he moves to England, or would he just sit on the bench?” – he added. “Playing time is so important for a young player like Jadon, so if he gets the most playing time in Dortmund, he should stay there.”

Jadon Sancho played a total of 34 games in Bundesliga this past season, contributing with 12 goals and 14 assists. He also added one goal in UEFA Champions League in seven matches he played.

Thanks to his fine form, Sancho earned England national team call-up in 2018 and has since played six games with the senior team.