DANNY MILLS is of the view that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have committed a ‘sackable offence’ for trying to convert Jadon Sancho into a wing-back.
United paid an eye-watering £73million to Borussia Dortmund to snap the England international up.
But things haven’t exactly worked out with Sancho yet to score or assist in 13 games played for the Red Devils and this has seen him drop to the bench.
And with United making a tactical switch to three central defenders and two wing-backs, Sancho is being trained to play on the right-hand side of the defence.
But ex-Manchester City and England defender Mills thinks the decision to train the tricky winger in a slightly more defensive position is a ‘sackable offence’.
He exclusively told Football Insider: “Good luck turning him into a wing-back!
“He didn’t play for England too much in the Euros because I don’t think he was reliable enough to track back and do the defensive side of it. Dortmund never played him there.
“You bought a winger who is going to create chances and score goals. Suddenly you’re going to play him at wing-back in an unbelievably leaky defence. It’s like, really?
“That’s almost a sackable offence in itself.
“Shall we put Cristiano Ronaldo at centre-half because he can head a ball? I think Ronaldo can head the ball better than the centre-halves at the moment so should they put him at centre-half?
“It’s more than a little bit ridiculous.”
Some fans agree with Mills, with one questioning what the point was in tracking Sancho for years just to play him at right wing-back.
It remains to be seen if Solskjær will revert back to a more attack minded formation if he still remain in charge of the premier League club.