Man Utd demand Jadon Sancho RETURN

Carlo Garganese
Carlo Garganese
  • 5 Jun 2024 07:30 CDT
  • 3 min read
Erik ten Hag, Jadon Sancho, Man Utd, 2023/24

Manchester United have ordered Jadon Sancho to return to Old Trafford for talks over his future.

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According to ESPN, United are unwilling to just accept Sancho’s desire to join Borussia Dortmund and want to have face-to-face talks with him before deciding his future.

Technical director Jason Wilcox and director of football negotiations Matt Hargreaves have told Sancho they need to sit down with him and his representatives before pre-season training begins next month.

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ESPN adds that a move away for Sancho remains the most likely outcome, but only if United receive a fair offer.

Sancho at Borussia Dortmund

Sancho joined Dortmund on loan during the January transfer market as he he returned to the club that he left in 2021.

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The English winger rediscovered some of his best form for Dortmund, a far cry from the dismal performances he showed at Old Trafford.

Sancho impressed at Dortmund
© IMAGO - Sancho impressed at Dortmund

Sancho was in particularly brilliant form during Dortmund’s 1-0 win over PSG in the Champions League semi final first leg.

That performance was key in helping Dortmund reach the Champions League final, where they lost 2-0 to Real Madrid at Wembley.

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Dortmund have publicly stated that they want to re-sign Sancho permanently, and this is also the desire of the player himself.

However, Sancho’s big salary and United’s demands for a big transfer fee make a deal complicated.

Sancho initially joined Man Utd from Dortmund for €85 million in the summer of 2021.

But he has been a major disappointment at Old Trafford.

He has scored just 12 goals in 82 appearances for United and has regularly been a bench player during his time at the club.

Earlier last season, Sancho was frozen out of the squad at Man Utd.

It came after manager Erik ten Hag criticised Sancho publicly for his poor performances in training, which was followed by the winger essentially calling his manager a liar on social media.

Sancho was not called up again after this incident and was barred from training with the first team, as well as using their facilities and canteen.

Sancho was also deleted from the team’s WhatsApp group by Ten Hag.

United transfer listed him and then sent him on loan to Dortmund in January.

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