By Noel Whelan

18th Sep, 2022 | 8:00am

Pundit thrilled by what he's seen from Jadon Sancho at Man United - 'it doesn't get better than that'

Noel Whelan has hailed Jadon Sancho’s “professionalism and maturity” after the Man United star bounced back from his England squad snub with another goal.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed “a World Cup place is there” for the 22-year-old if he can maintain his current form.

Sancho was omitted from Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad (15 September) ahead of Nations League fixtures against Italy and Germany later this month.

The former Borussia Dortmund man responded later that day with the opening goal as Man United recorded a 2-0 win over Sheriff in the Europa League.

Sancho, who has made 22 appearances for the Three Lions to date, last played for England in September 2021.

He has already notched three goals in eight outings this term – just two shy of his total for the 2021-22 season.

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Whelan conceded the midfielder has “lots of work to do” to become an England regular.

He told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “The best response was the one he gave on Thursday – scoring a goal and putting in a good performance.

“It doesn’t get better than that.

“He knows he has lots of work to do and he’s going about it the right way under a new manager in Erik ten Hag.

“He’s showing professionalism and maturity with how he’s handled it – he’s not let it get in the way, and that shows a strength of character.

“A World Cup squad place is there for him. It’s just about staying consistent and keep standing out.

“That will make him very hard to ignore for Gareth Southgate.”

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