Injured Man United forward, Edinson Cavani has praised teammate, Jadon Sancho for overcoming the pressure that was mounting on him as a result of goal drought at Old Trafford.
Sancho arrived at Old Trafford from German giants Borussia Dortmund in the summer for a high fee in the region of £73m, but struggled to find his rhythm during the early months of the season after only playing a handful of minutes under former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
However, the 21-year-old has proved himself in recent weeks and scored crucial goals in both the 2-0 win over Villarreal in the Champions League last Tuesday and the Premier League clash against Chelsea on Sunday.
United forward Cavani, who remains out of action through injury, has hailed Sancho’s attitude to overcome his baron spell, before backing the England international to continue to improve.
‘I reckon that one of the things that scoring goals can give you, a lot of the time, is the sense of assurance and peace of mind to keep on working and training hard,’ he said.
‘I think, a lot of the time in football, you have to have an extra inner strength about you, which is to be able to keep going when on many occasions we don’t get on the scoresheet.
‘And being able to always keep your spirits up and maintain that same dedication and hard work, while keeping your fitness levels high.
‘We are all really happy for him scoring his first goal. I think it’s been quite a tough period for him, but football is like that.
‘When you get to a certain level of the game, I think that people are always full of expectation and there’s always a lot of chat and questions being asked about players.
‘I think he just needs to keep demonstrating everything he has shown us up to now and keep working calmly and with a clear head.