Manchester United chased Jadon Sancho for over a year before they were successful in securing his services from Borussia Dortmund in the last window.

There was expectation for the 21-year-old to impress for the Red Devils, featuring regularly on the right wing. Neither of it has happened as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has used him mostly on the left side of the attack, while the winger is yet to score a goal or register an assist in 13 matches.

Earlier this month, it was reported coaches at United tried to use the England international as a right wing-back in training sessions, while working on a 3-4-1-2 formation.

Although there has been no confirmation regarding these claims and Sancho hasn’t been used as a wing-back this season, it all caused some uproar.

Sky Deutschland interviewed VfB Stuttgart sporting director Sven Mislintat, who played a role in helping BVB sign Sancho. The aforementioned report about the player was discussed.

When quizzed if this makes him ‘frown’ or if it doesn’t surprise him, Mislintat said: “You have to look very carefully at how Manchester United interprets this position.

“If I were a coach, which luckily I am not, I would have a different position in my mind for him. On the wing or in our system as double ten.

“You look at what wing-backs often have for running capacities, what dynamics have to develop in both directions, which is certainly entirely up to the boy.

“But you always have to ask yourself: Where are your strengths best used? But I’m also sure that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has clear thoughts. Maybe he’s defensively protected in a completely different way, maybe he (the defender) is asymmetrically high.

“I would have to look very, very carefully into the structure. Do you want him to run outside or inside? How are you going to bring him into play? There are so many topics that I can’t look at it from a distance.”