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Jadon Sancho is on the verge of completing his loan deal to Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty)

Jadon Sancho is on the verge of completing his loan move from Manchester United to Borussia Dortmund.

The England international has spent the majority of the season in exile following his failure to apologise to Erik ten Hag.

After the Dutchman explained that his absence from September’s defeat to Arsenal was down to a lack of application in training, Sancho responded with a strong rebuttal via a statement on X in which he claimed he had been scapegoated by his manager.

Despite United’s poor form, Ten Hag has resisted the temptation to recall Sancho with the winger banned from using United’s first team facilities as a consequence of his refusal to say sorry.

Sancho had been urged to break the deadlock by several of his teammates but the deadlock is set to be broken with the 23-year-old’s return to Dortmund.

It was Sancho’s performances for the Bundesliga club that persuaded United to pay £73million for his services three years ago, but he has flattered to deceive during a period of extreme turbulence at Old Trafford.

A breakthrough in talks between United and Dortmund was made earlier this week and the formalities of the deal are set to be completed over the weekend.

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Dortmund are hopeful that Sancho will be able to link up with the rest of their first team squad and take part of their winter training camp in Marbella.

Sancho’s long-term future, however, remains in doubt withUnited refusing to include an option to buy clause in the six-month agreements with Dortmund.

The Premier League giants recognise that, given his inactivity, Sancho’s current market value is diminished and hope that a regular football in an environment he has thrived in previously will boost his value.

And while Ten Hag’s immediate future is secure, it cannot be ruled out that new minority stake holders INEOS could consider a change of management in the summer should United end the season trophyless and miss out on Champions League qualification.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe of INEOS meets Manager Erik Ten Hag of Manchester United in the staff restaurant at Carrington

Sir Jim Ratcliffe of INEOS meets Manager Erik Ten Hag of Manchester United in the staff restaurant at Carrington (Picture: Getty)

Ten Hag met with Sir Jim Ratcliffe at United’s training ground earlier this week for the first time and insists he maintains the backing of the British billionaire who hasacquired a 25% share of the club he supported as a boy.

“It was very positive, I have to say,” Ten Hag said. “We had a long meeting, many hours we sit together and on many issues we are on the same page so it was very positive.

“I think from both sides it was a very constructive meeting and we look forward to working with them.”

But asked if he had been able to gain a clear idea of what might change under Ratcliffe, Ten Hag said: “We have to let it settle down. They’re just coming in, introducing themselves.

“They have good ideas. We have to see what we can integrate. In togetherness we will work on that but after one day you can’t tell that.

“They have given me a few (ideas), we have had our debates about strategies and I think we will come together.”


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