Erik ten Hag sends message to Man Utd outcast Jadon Sancho | Football

Jadon Sancho completed his loan move back to Borussia Dortmund from Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Erik ten Hag wished Jadon Sancho luck at Borussia Dortmund after the Manchester United misfit returned to his former club on loan for the rest of the season.

The 23-year-old winger left the Bundesliga side for Old Trafford to much fanfare in 2021, joining in a £73million deal after a long, well-documented pursuit.

Sancho has struggled to live up to the hype and been banished since claiming in September he had been made a “scapegoat” after Ten Hag said he did not reach the ‘level’ required to be involved in their squad at Arsenal.

The England international has been training away from the main group since then and has now returned to Dortmund in a bid to kickstart his career, saying it felt like he was ‘coming home’.

‘I hope he’s doing well, so I wish him the best of luck,’ Ten Hag said. ‘That’s it. I hope he’s doing well and he will be a success.’

Jadon Sancho trained with his new Borussia Dortmund teammates for the first time

Jadon Sancho trained with his new Borussia Dortmund teammates for the first time (Picture: Getty)

Sancho followed Donny van de Beek in leaving on loan, with other peripheral players potentially following as United’s injury issues begin to ease.

The Red Devils have been beset by problems this term, but they are easing ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash against Tottenham.

‘We have had a lot of injuries,’ Ten Hag said.

‘This week in training, so the last couple of days, Licha (Lisandro) Martinez training, Casemiro training, Luke Shaw training, so there are players returning. They are coming in for selection for Sunday.

‘(Christian) Eriksen was ill in the week, he will return. Antony will return. Amad (Diallo) will return.

‘We have more choices in this moment in the squad to put out a starting XI and to create a bench that is stronger.’


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