Ten Hag makes transfer U-turn as Man Utd star will be given lifeline and is ‘unlikely’ to leave

Ben Stewart
Manchester United's Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial ahead of the Carabao Cup semi-final, second leg match at Old Trafford, Manchester.
Man Utd's Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial warming up

Erik Ten Hag has reportedly made a U-turn when it comes to the future of Jadon Sancho as the Manchester United winger could be given one final chance.

Since moving over from Borussia Dortmund in 2021, Sancho has struggled to find much consistency in a United shirt.

He scored six league goals last season and featured in 26 Premier League matches in total.

It had previously been reported that Ten Hag wanted to offload Sancho this summer, although he now seems to have had a change of heart.

According to Jacque Talbot of Football Transfers, Ten Hag now has a new plan in mind for the 23-year-old.

“Told Erik ten Hag’s current intention is to give Jadon Sancho one more season at Man Utd to impress,” the journalist revealed on Twitter.

“If a huge offer comes in then the winger might leave but given his wages that is very unlikely.”

Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund have been among the clubs interested in Sancho, but no deal has yet been made.

Dortmund are reportedly interested in taking Sancho back on a season-long loan, with a deal being worked on.

“There’s this idea at BVB. This is not an issue that is immediately buried when you ask BVB officials about it,” Florian Plettenberg revealed.

“You really appreciate Jadon Sancho as a player and as a person at BVB. These are at least two ideas that BVB are working on. Not intensively, but you have it in your head.”

If Sancho does stick around at Old Trafford, next season could be make or break for the winger.

Having only scored 12 goals since arriving at the club two years ago, he’s not yet reached the heights that were expected of him.

Especially when you consider the rate he was scoring while in the Bundesliga. In 137 appearances for Dortmund, Sancho scored 50 goals.

He is contracted with United until 2026, with the option of a further year. Ten Hag isn’t in a rush to move Sancho on and he could yet be given another chance to impress.

United kick off their Premier League campaign in just over a month with a clash against Wolves at Old Trafford.

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