Luke Shaw has talked up Manchester United teammate Jadon Sancho.
Sancho is yet to score since his summer move from Borussia Dortmund and has endured a tricky start.
But the wideman got two assists for England in their 5-0 win over Andorra last Saturday and Shaw told United’s official website Sancho got confidence from that.
Earlier this month, Shaw backed Sancho to come good and become one of the world’s best players one day.
And he has underlined his support for Sancho once again, saying: “The most important thing for him that he gained out of that game [against Andorra] was probably confidence.
“It’s not been easy for him at the start here. It normally never is, but in games like that against opposition like that it’s sort of a good game to be involved in.
“Of course to get minutes, but [also] to build your confidence back up. I can definitely see that in Jadon. I’ve been with him at England camp and he looked happy, he looked positive after that game.
“He’s kept that attitude when he’s come back here and he’s looking happy and ready to go again. He’s looking sharp and he’s always looked sharp. I can see in his eyes he’s ready.”
Marcus Rashford’s return to fitness only increases the competition for places Sancho will face.
But there have been recent signs that his confidence is growing and the England runout will have helped too.
It remains to be seen whether he will be in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI against Leicester.
Solskjaer is also reportedly considering moving to a 3-5-2 system, and Sancho could be badly impacted by that switch to a formation without wingers.
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