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Ex-Man United player agrees with Erik ten Hag over Jadon Sancho replacement



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Manchester United are reportedly looking for a replacement for Jadon Sancho, with the player set to leave Erik ten Hag’s club in January after falling out with the Dutch manager.

Jadon Sancho‘s tiff with Erik ten Hag started at the beginning of September when the manager left Sancho out of Manchester United‘s travelling squad to face Arsenal, citing poor training performances as the reason why.

The player then claimed that his training had been fine through a statement released on social media effectively claiming Ten Hag was scapegoating him, and he was subsequently banished from all first-team activities until he decides to apologise to the manager.

There has been no apology forthcoming, and Sancho is now set to be loaned out in January, with Juventus the reported most likely destination – and there have also been claims that Ten Hag is looking at Italy and Juventus winger Federico Chiesa as the option to replace Sancho in his squad.

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It was reported by Alfredo Pedulla that Juventus were looking for between £47-52 million for the winger. However, if United were to make a move they could include Sancho in the deal.

Former United defender Mikaël Silvestre agrees with this move, explaining that Chiesa’s positional versatility would be a huge asset to the club – however, he also feels that no move could be made until the summer.

“I don’t think there is going to be any changes before next summer in terms of United’s wingers,” he told bettingexpert.

“Chiesa is a very good player. I like him a lot. He can play out wide and centrally but I don’t expect United to be active in those positions. United need their defence to return from injury and make sure the squad is full.”

“Maybe if Sancho leaves then United will look to replace him but it’s not an easy market.”

Sancho is also receiving interest from Saudi Arabia ahead of the January transfer window, although it is unclear if his position on the move has changed – he was not keen on the chance to play in the Saudi Pro League when the opportunity arose at the end of last summer’s transfer window.