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Erik ten Hag responds to Jadon Sancho’s Manchester United comments following Champions League win



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Thursday morning has seen big points raised surrounding Jadon Sancho following a fantastic performance against Paris St Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

With Manchester United struggling majorly in Europe this season, having been knocked out of the Champions League last December, Jadon Sancho remains the club’s sole representative in the competition as Borussia Dortmund gave themselves a 1-0 lead in the first leg of their semi-final against Paris St. Germain.

Sancho was banished from the Old Trafford first-team squad back in September after he and Erik ten Hag engaged in a public spat that saw Sancho accuse the Dutchman of making him a scapegoat following comments from the manager claiming he had been left out of the squad to face Arsenal due to poor training performances.

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The winger was then sent on loan to his former club, Dortmund, in January and has grabbed headlines following a sensational display from the 24-year-old.

Sancho speaks on his future

Technically, Sancho is still a Manchester United player and will return to the club when the season ends next month.

However, with the Englishman refusing to apologise for his words, he is still barred from featuring at all with the first team, and many feel he may try and stay at the German side beyond this summer.

“Obviously, I came here at 17, and they gave me the opportunity for me to play my professional football,” Sancho explained on Wednesday evening when asked about his connection with the Bundesliga club.

“So I’m just delighted with all of the staff and the players who have welcomed me back, and I always give it my everything in front of the fans.”

Then asked by former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel whether he would stay at Dortmund, alluding to the question of if he wants to leave United, Sancho responded: “Who me? I really don’t know, but I’m just focused on the present right now.”

Ten Hag responds

The following day, reporters questioned Ten Hag about Sancho’s performance, opening the door for him to stay beyond this season.

“So let’s say this: yesterday he played very good,” Ten Hag said.

“He’s a very good player, yesterday he showed why Manchester United bought him and he showed he represents a high value for Manchester United. Which is good.

“I’m happy for Jadon for the performance yesterday, and we’ll see what is going to happen in the future.”