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Erik ten Hag issues Sancho support after “borrowed time” claim from ex-Man United striker



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The future of Jadon Sancho has been one of much debate in recent months as Manchester United draw their attention to the summer window.

During Erik ten Hag‘s first season as Manchester United manager, it was Jadon Sancho who really kicked off proceedings, scoring a wonderful goal against Liverpool on matchday three of the season.

Generally, Sancho started well, however, his form quickly tailed and it was decided that over the World Cup break, he would undergo some one-to-one training in order to stabilise his mentality and find his spark once again.

Performances since have been a net-positive, including an assist on Thursday evening during a 4-1 romping of Chelsea, however, it has been questioned by fans if United need to upgrade on the winger in the summer.

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Sancho’s future has also been of speculation in relation to the great form of young wingers Alejandro Garnacho and Amad at United and Sunderland respectively.

Speaking after the Chelsea fixture, Ten Hag was full of praise for the English winger.

“He did very well on the right side and I think he played a very good game,” Ten Hag explained.

“I think Jadon Sancho is one of the players who made progress in the season and there were many players in our squad who made good progress. I think it’s a good base to build further on.”

Ten Hag then further added that he believes Sancho is capable of starring for Manchester United on both the left and right wings, saying: “He can do both. I think he prefers to play on the left, but we have seen today he is very good on the right as well.”

However, former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has stated he feels that Sancho is already playing on “borrowed time” after his £75 million transfer to the North-West two seasons ago.

Speaking to The Mirror with regards to Sancho, Yorke said: “Yeah, it’s one of a mystery, really. He had so much potential and hope for the likes of Manchester United. Huge investment, really did an amazing job when he was at Dortmund.

“Somehow the transition from there to Manchester hasn’t really worked out in the way that we all thought it might for him. (He has) really struggled, whether it’s from a mental point of view, which seems to be well documented. He hasn’t really lived up to the price tag.

“So yeah, he’s on borrowed time, I suppose, if you have to be fair in many respects. He hasn’t really produced the goods that we expect him.”