Manchester United is temporarily stable again in the Premier League at the moment, but coach Erik Ten Hag has a lot to do after the international break if he wants to salvage the current season.
The Dutch strategist not only has to deal with a series of injuries but also has to deal with poor performances from top stars as well as off-field controversies. One of the most discussed things this season is the former Ajax coach’s treatment of Jadon Sancho, who was “expelled” from the first team after not apologizing to his teacher.
Ten Hag has criticized the former Manchester City academy member’s training performance as the winger has a superficial mentality. Instead of apologizing to the coach, Sancho chose to retaliate by “naming” his manager on social networks. The England international was unhappy with Ten Hag’s favor towards Antony and he refused to bow out despite the intervention of the PFA and his England teammates.
New minority shareholder Sir Jim Ratcliffe is also expected to say goodbye to Jadon Sancho. The club will let the former Borussia Dortmund star leave in January.
Many clubs including Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona are said to be interested in the player. But most likely, given the financial issues involved, a loan deal will be most likely in January.
Contacts with Juventus appear to be in the spotlight recently. But Calciomercato have now claimed that although the Old Lady would like to sign the England star, the truth is that tactically and economically, a loan deal would be difficult to complete.
Sancho’s representative has contacted the Turin team. But even professionally, the 23-year-old does not fit Massimiliano Allegri’s vision.
“Jadon Sancho is not Juventus’ top priority, both in terms of his salary and his tactical position in Massimiliano Allegri’s squad. In a 3-5-2 formation, he would be positioned behind the first striker. A role he could fill but doesn’t exploit Sancho’s penetrating ability.
Regarding the salary of the 23-year-old English player, Manchester United asked Juve to spend almost the entire amount the Red Devils have to pay monthly.
To date, Jadon receives a salary at the pound rate equivalent to 20 million per year. Perhaps this is not the case for the Old Lady’s wishes’.”
Due to the lack of playing time and negativity surrounding the winger, Manchester United know that they are unlikely to recoup the transfer fee paid to Dortmund three seasons ago.
Dang Nguyen | 07:15 November 18, 2023