Jadon Sancho: Dortmund Star Opens Up on ‘Important’ Lessons He Learnt From Ronaldo at Man United

Jadon Sancho: Dortmund Star Opens Up on ‘Important’ Lessons He Learnt From Ronaldo at Man United

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at January 20, 2024 at 5:04 PM
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Jadon Sancho has opened up about the valuable guidance he received from Cristiano Ronaldo during their shared tenure at Manchester United.

Although both players have since moved on from Old Trafford, with Sancho returning to Borussia Dortmund on loan and Ronaldo joining Al-Nassr in the Middle East, their time together has left a lasting impact on the former.

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Jadon Sancho has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo for his influence over his career. Photos by Leon Kuegeler and Juan Manuel Serrano Arce.
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Their camaraderie endured for a season and a half before Ronaldo's departure, marked by a somewhat contentious exit fueled by a high-profile interview with Piers Morgan and a falling out with Man United boss Erik ten Hag.

Similarly, Sancho parted ways with United after a disagreement with the Dutch coach. Despite the previous tensions, both players have embraced new chapters in their careers.

Cristiano is currently thriving in the Saudi Pro League, leading the top scorers' chart with an impressive 20 goals in 18 games, according to Transfermarkt, on the back of finishing 2023 as the world's top scorer.

On the other hand, Jadon has made a promising return to Signal Iduna Park, contributing an assist in his first appearance and playing a key role in Borussia Dortmund's 4-0 victory over FC Koln, where he earned a penalty for his team, per GOAL.

Looking back on his time alongside the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, Sancho expressed admiration for the 38-year-old when discussing the insights he gained from their shared time in the same dressing room.

He specifically emphasised CR7's unwavering commitment to the sport, which is evident in his unparalleled work ethic and resilient mentality, qualities that Sancho finds worthy of emulation.

The 23-year-old concluded his reflections on the experience with Ronaldo by conveying gratitude for the valuable professional lessons he learned.

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Sancho bags assist on Dortmund return

In a previous update on Jadon Sancho, Sports Brief highlighted the winger's swift influence on Borussia Dortmund, orchestrating Marco Reus's goal just 48 hours after returning to the club on loan.

Sancho entered the game in the 55th minute and, within 22 minutes, delivered a precise pass to Marco Reus, who calmly converted from close range.

This marked Sancho's first match since his last appearance for Manchester United in August 2023, contributing to their 3-2 victory against Nottingham Forest.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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