Danny Mills fears 'new Van De Beek' has joined Man United after what he's seen
Danny Mills has admitted he is worried Jadon Sancho could become the next Donny van de Beek at Man United.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Man City and England defender insisted it is vital Sancho is given the game time to adjust to life at Old Trafford.
The £75million summer signing has had a slow start to his Man United career and put in another lacklustre display in the defeat to West Ham in the Carabao Cup this week.
The England international is yet to register a goal or an assist in his seven appearances across all competitions.
Van De Beek moved to Man United last summer and has managed just four Premier League starts.
“Sancho needs games, an opportunity to play with no pressure,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
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“It’s a little bit like the Donny van de Beek situation. Every time he plays and doesn’t have a magnificent game then he’s dropped. That’s a lot of pressure.
“You start to try and force things and do things you probably shouldn’t do because you’re trying to impress and stay in the first team.
“You try too hard and make the wrong passes and make wrong decisions and bad decisions.
“He needs confidence from his manager that he’s going to play three or four games and get a run in the team. Then he’ll probably settle down and play well.
“It’s hard when you know you’ve only got half an hour to impress and you know you’ve got to be great from the first whistle. You try and beat four people, you want to score a hat-trick. It’s quite hard to do that.”