Sky Sports pundits Micah Richards and Roy Keane have both agreed that patience will be required with Jadon Sancho following his summer move to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund.

After several years of being on United's radar, the England winger finally sealed a switch to Old Trafford in July, joining the club in a £72.9million deal.

Despite plenty of excitement greeting his arrival at the club, Sancho, who was dropped to the bench for Sunday afternoon's clash with West Ham United, has struggled to have the impact that he would have hoped for, failing to score or grab an assist in his first five appearances for the club in all competitions.

Admittedly, big things are expected of Sancho at United, but both Richards and Keane have agreed that patience will be needed before he hits top gear and delivers the types of performances and qualities that he is expected to do.

"It has not worked out for him the way we all hoped at this moment in time," Richards told Sky Sports. "It was a big fee; a £73million fee.

"Some people settle in straight away and some people take time. That is just the modern day player or any player. He knows he can do better, for sure.

"When he was at Dortmund his goals and assists were so pivotal in what they were doing. Now, at Manchester United, it is a different level. When you have got [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Mason] Greenwood, [Marcus] Rashford, [Anthony] Martial, [Bruno] Fernandes and [Paul] Pogba, you're not just the main player in the team. There are others he can look to.

"As long as he keeps working hard, finds that little bit of confidence, he will be a key player for Man United moving forward."

Alongside Richards on Sky Sports' Super Sunday coverage, Keane called for people to give Sancho "a break."

Keane added: "He will be fine. He's been at the club less than two months. There's been a lot of changes and new players have come to the club.

"Give the kid a break. Give him a chance. He is still learning his trade and is still a young player. There is big expectations.

"But as Micah said, he has come to the club and he certainly won't be the star man; he will be down the pecking order. He has still got to adapt.

"Give the kid a chance."

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