Jadon Sancho, who is currently not playing in Manchester United’s first team, faces a crucial decision about his future. According to recent reports, the attacker is not ruling out staying at Old Trafford, but the situation could depend on the impending takeover of 25% of the club by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe.
Ratcliffe’s takeover, expected to be confirmed soon, could change Sancho’s course at United. Although there was already speculation about his possible departure during the January transfer window, German journalist Florian Plettenberg believes a loan deal with an option to buy is the most realistic scenario, with Juventus leading the preferences.
Sancho reflects on his continuity at Manchester United
The 23-year-old Sancho has been suffering from playing minutes since the end of August due to disagreements with coach Erik ten Hag. Despite not being in the team, the England international is not completely ruling out the possibility of staying at United and would be willing to discuss his future with Ratcliffe before making a final decision.
The relationship between Sancho and Ten Hag has been strained and the player has expressed his dissatisfaction on social media, claiming he is a “scapegoat”. Ten Hag, for his part, has appealed for support amid speculation about his future at the club, particularly after the defeat to Newcastle United.
Sancho moved to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund in 2021 but has struggled to stand out from the crowd. With 12 goals and six assists in 82 games, his role is being questioned, although some teammates are in favor of his return to the first team. The uncertainty over Sancho’s future is compounding the complex situation facing Manchester United, which is seeking a recovery after disappointing results in the Premier League and Champions League.