Written By Albert Echatah
Manchester United coach, Erik Ten Hag has come under fire from Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke, who called accusations of an attitude problem a “invention.”
The 23-year-old, who was banished by Erik ten Hag and made to train at United’s youth facilities since the beginning of September, has returned to Dortmund on loan until the end of the season.
Sancho was benched against Arsenal after Ten Hag questioned his training effort levels. However, the winger refuted Ten Hag’s concerns in a post on social networking platform X and claimed that his boss was using him as a “scapegoat.”
Speaking just before Dortmund’s match against Darmstadt, BVB’s CEO Watzke slammed criticism directed at Sancho in recent months and denied the idea that the 23-year-old’s early inclusion in the Dortmund squad was surprising.
‘Jadon has no problem with discipline,’ the Dortmund CEO told Sky Sport Germany. ‘I don’t know who invented that.’
Watzke did, however, acknowledge that Sancho occasionally runs a little behind schedule due to an issue with his internal clock.
The Dortmund CEO claims that the winger’s skill has not diminished during his exile at United and that he is still a “friend of the ball” when it comes to dribbling. However, he also made the comment that “some journalists seem to have him mixed up with (Ousmane) Dembele,” who went on strike in order to force a trade to Barcelona in 2017.
Jadon Sancho has joined Borussia Dortmund on loan from Manchester United for the remainder of the 2023–24 campaign.
Two and a half years have passed since the England international permanently switched to the Red Devils, who paid £73 million for his services in the summer of 2021.
“Manchester United forward Jadon Sancho has rejoined former club Borussia Dortmund on loan until the end of the season,” the Red Devils said in a statement. “The England international of 23 caps leaves with our best wishes for the remainder of this season.”
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