Liverpool had once considered acquiring Manchester United’s Jadon Sancho during his standout performance days at Borussia Dortmund, reveals LFC journalist, Neil Jones.
Despite shining at Dortmund, Sancho’s transition to Manchester United hasn’t been smooth, mirroring the struggles of other notable players like Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez, and Angel Di Maria at the club.
Jones mentioned that while Liverpool showed interest in Sancho, they chose to pursue less popular, yet cost-effective players, Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz, both of whom have thrived.
Many had anticipated Sancho to excel at Manchester United. Still, his current situation there is quite unexpected, and a path back to prominence at Old Trafford appears bleak unless there’s a shift in management.
A significant part of Sancho’s struggles can be attributed to the way Manchester United’s coach, Erik ten Hag, has managed him.
Jones believes that Ten Hag’s public expression of dissatisfaction with Sancho not only intensified the issue but also undermined Manchester United’s position if they ever decided to sell him.
Such a public reprimand might have been intended to reignite Sancho’s dedication, but it seems to have backfired. Sancho doesn’t resonate with Ten Hag’s perspective or tactics.
Currently, Manchester United isn’t benefiting from their investment in Sancho.
If they decided to transfer him, they would likely incur a loss, considering the high amount they spent on him.
The ongoing situation sees no victors: Sancho’s career is in limbo, Ten Hag misses an influential player, and Manchester United’s valuable asset keeps depreciating.