After joining Manchester United in July 2021, Jadon Sancho’s time with the Premier Club hasn’t been a smooth one. Jadon Sancho, who joined United from Borussia Dortmund, couldn’t replicate the success he enjoyed in Bundesliga.
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Furthermore, Jadon Sancho hasn’t been in action for the Red Devils since their 1-1 draw against Chelsea in October 2022, as looked to get back to his prime.
After a discussion with manager Ten Hag, the 22-year-old went for individual training to the Netherlands. Though Sancho has returned to England, he continues to train away from the first-team.
United is set to take on Everton in their FA Cup third round clash, and ahead of the game, manager Ten Hag opened up about Sancho’s availability.
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While the United manager did admit he was “impatient” to get Jadon Sancho back into the squad, he also added that he was willing to let the player regain full fitness. As quoted in the Guardian, Ten Hag said, “I would like to have Jadon back as soon as possible. I will do everything that’s in my power but some processes you can’t force and this is one of them.
“So I have also to show patience, although I don’t have the patience because we have a lack of opportunities in the frontline, players who are available and capable to contribute in the Premier League – not only the Premier League but the highest standard of top football.”
Ten Hag added, “And Jadon Sancho is one – when he is fit. He will contribute and then we have an extra option and so we will have more chance of winning a lot of games.”
Upon being asked when Sancho is expected to return, Ten Hag failed to provide a specific answer. “We have some hurdles to take but I think he’s in a good direction. In this moment he is not fit enough, no.
“I said physical. But physical is also the connection with mental. He is now making good progress on the physical part and that will help him. I hope he can return quickly but I can’t say how long it will be,” signed off the United manager.