Jadon Sancho aims sly dig at Manchester United after sealing Borussia Dortmund loan transfer

Jadon Sancho aims sly dig at Manchester United after sealing Borussia Dortmund loan transfer

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 11/01/2024

- 12:38

Updated: 11/01/2024

- 14:40

The forward has returned to Germany after previously leaving back in 2021

Jadon Sancho has aimed a dig at Manchester United by saying he's 'come home' to Borussia Dortmund.

The forward has rejoined the Bundesliga giants on loan until the end of the season having struggled during his time at Old Trafford.

Sancho hasn't played since effectively calling Erik ten Hag a liar on social media back in September.

The England international was unhappy after Ten Hag had criticised his performances in training prior to a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

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Jadon Sancho has left Manchester United and rejoined Borussia Dortmund on loan


Sancho has now gone back to Dortmund, where he experienced the best years of his career.

The German side confirmed his return by saying: "Borussia Dortmund has signed offensive player Jadon Sancho (23) on loan until the end of the season.

"The Englishman, currently at Manchester United, signed a loan contract until June 30, 2024 on Thursday."

And Sancho has now aimed a sly dig at United by saying being back at Dortmund is like 'coming home'.

“When I came into the dressing room today, it felt like 'coming home,'" he said.

"I know the club inside and out, I've always been very close with the fans here, and I've never lost contact with those in charge.

“I can’t wait to see my teammates again, go out on the pitch, play football with a smile on my face, prepare goals, score goals and help qualify for the Champions League."

Sancho will be hoping to rediscover his old form at the Westfalenstadion.

He previously moved to Germany back in 2017 after opting to leave Manchester City in order to secure regular first-team football.

Sancho would go on to become a key player for the side, netting 50 goals and clocking up 64 assists from 137 appearances.

And when he moved to United in 2021, many felt he was destined to be a hit.

However, Sancho's time at Old Trafford has been underwhelming - with the forward regressing to become a shadow of his old self.

He initially believed he'd be United's main player upon joining from Dortmund two-and-a-half years ago.

That didn't happen, however, with Sancho immediately upstaged by the Hollywood homecoming of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The forward was inconsistent under managers Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Ralf Rangnick and Ten Hag.


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Jadon Sancho scored 50 goals during his first spell at Borussia Dortmund before joining Manchester United in 2021


But, back in Germany, Dortmund are confident they can get the forward back to his sparkling best.

Sporting director Sebastian Kehl has reacted to Sancho's return.

He said: “Jadon is an absolute difference player and I’m looking forward to seeing him back in black and yellow soon.

"He knows this city, SIGNAL IDUNA PARK, our fans and our club.

"Even though he hasn't played any competitive games in the past few months, we are sure that he will quickly settle back in with us, get into top form and use his qualities to help us achieve our goals for the season."

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Jadon Sancho clashed with Erik ten Hag before leaving Manchester United for Borussia Dortmund


Sancho could make his second Dortmund debut when they face Darmstadt on Saturday (5.30pm).

They currently sit fifth in the Bundesliga table, having won seven of their first 16 league matches so far.

As for Manchester United, their next match is against Tottenham on Sunday (4.30pm).

The Red Devils won the same league fixture at Old Trafford 2-0 last season courtesy of goals from Fred and Bruno Fernandes.

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