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Erik ten Hag adamant nothing has modified for Jadon Sancho


Erik ten Hag has asserted that doubts about Jadon Sancho’s capability had been by no means an element within the determination to permit his exit from Manchester United – a choice that has now come below renewed scrutiny.

Sancho returned to his former membership Borussia Dortmund on mortgage in January, following a contentious fallout with Ten Hag. And, regardless of the discord, Sancho has regained his type in Germany, serving to Dortmund lately safe a spot within the Champions League semi-finals.

Amid a difficult second half of the season for United, Ten Hag has been criticised for permitting Sancho go away Previous Trafford. Nevertheless, the Dutchman is adamant a mistake was not made, reinforcing that the winger’s footballing expertise was not the figuring out think about his exit.

Talking forward of United’s FA Cup semi-final towards Coventry Metropolis, Ten Hag acknowledged, “We all know he [Sancho] is a incredible participant. That isn’t a shock. That isn’t the problem.

“It was a incredible recreation – Dortmund towards Atletico Madrid. Nice efficiency from Dortmund and for Jadon it is excellent news, he made his contribution to the outcome for Dortmund.

“After all, I comply with worldwide soccer and comply with the gamers on mortgage at different golf equipment.”

Sancho’s long-term future at United just isn’t the one speaking level at Previous Trafford, with rumours additionally engulfing Brazilian midfielder Casemiro.


The 32-year-old has been combating persistent hamstring accidents, hampering his capability to carry out in midfield. Certainly, Casemiro’s efficiency ranges this season have been extensively criticised, and hyperlinks with a transfer to Saudi Professional League proceed to bubble away.

However Ten Hag defended Casemiro to reporters, explaining how a lot of an affect he made in his debut season on the membership.

“I feel we wanted the six after I arrived right here and final season Casemiro was incredible,” Ten Hag mentioned. “I do not suppose he ever scored so many objectives as effectively however as a six, a holding midfielder, a strategist, he was so vital for the group.

“This season, he struggled with a nasty harm he by no means had in his profession. However I do know he’s such a winner – see his profession. All his profession, he all the time gained. All over the place the place he was there shall be success and I belief he’ll give us additionally the success and I do know he’ll want video games, he shall be higher and I am very assured about him.

“He’s a fighter, that’s the reason he additionally gained massive trophies, he is an enormous character, he is a vital participant and he’ll give us success.”