Man United’s issue centered on Jadon Sancho’s statement after the winger was persuaded to leave the club.
Jadon Sancho was recently advised to leave Manchester United during the summer transfer window after another disappointing season at Old Trafford in which he failed to justify his £73 million price tag.
Manchester United is praising Jadon Sancho after he was pushed to quit the club.
Last season, the English winger experienced another difficult season at Old Trafford, though it was a steady improvement from his dreadful first season following a long-awaited £73 million purchase from Borussia Dortmund. Under Erik ten Hag, Sancho’s role was mostly peripheral, and he found himself behind both Marcus Rashford and Antony in the pecking order, even being sent away on an individual training camp in the Netherlands over the winter.
Now that the summer transfer market has opened, the ex-Manchester City academy prodigy, 23, is expected to return to his former club Dortmund and rekindle his magic. Sancho has also been linked with a £50 million move to Tottenham, while Aston Villa are also said to be keen, albeit on a loan basis.
Pundit Ally McCoist was analyzing the 23-year-old’s future possibilities on talkSPORT when he said: “I just feel for the lad, you know, because it’s a move that hasn’t worked out, has it?” Nobody can deny that there’s a genuine talent there.”
“You go back to that period last season where he was having problems and Ten Hag sent him away,” McCoist remarked. to try to square himself up. I just have the impression that the move did not go well. So why not? Why not return to where he came from, [Dortmund]? He was liked, and he was playing great, without a doubt the best football of his career.”
With the Rangers legends’ words making the rounds since Wednesday morning, United have released an article on their website applauding Sancho’s efforts, implying that he still has a bright future at Old Trafford. The Red Devils observed that no player managed more sprints in a single match last season than the 23-year-old England international did during United’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle in October (32).
Not only did the piece highlight Sancho’s work rate, which has been criticized, but it also reminded fans how desperate the club is for him to have a successful United career. The fee of £73 million is significant in and of itself, but the fact that Old Trafford executives spent more than a year pursuing his signing, dipping in and out of negotiations with Dortmund, just adds to the pressure.
It has not been claimed that a move elsewhere is imminent, and Ten Hag is certain that there is a player in the mix. “I think Jadon Sancho is one of the players who made progress this season, and there were many players in our squad who made good progress,” United manager Jose Mourinho recently stated. “I think it’s a good foundation to build on.”
During his exile from Manchester United in December, Sancho’s former England youth manager, Paul Simpson, supported the London-born striker to thrive at the highest level. “I hope he gets a chance at United if he’s worthy of a place, and I’m quite sure that’ll happen with Jadon because he hasn’t become a bad footballer overnight,” Simpson said.
“He’s just hit the first bump in the road for a young person and I hope he comes through it because he has got as much ability as any player; he is a fantastic footballer. It’s now just about doing what Erik ten Hag wants him to do, getting himself into a better place and I’m quite sure we’ll see a lot more of Jadon Sancho.”