- Sep 25, 2012
We've had 44 games, Sancho has started 29 at Dortmund. Of 44 games Mane has started 29 and Salah has started 34. With not being able to rest Salah as much as we should have when he was injured and hardly resting Mane there still could have been over 20 starts for another top wide option this season. In reality if we had another top wide option this season Salah and Mane would have been rested and rotated more than they have been and Sancho could have easily started as many matches as Mane.To much of an oversimplification anyway.
Would Sancho have been a better player to bring on than Origi? Probably.
But it ignores all the other potential issues that would come with buying Sancho that have been mentioned before.
First and foremost would he have had a problem being on the bench and not in the starting line-up.