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“Only realistic option” – Man United cornered in January transfer feud after Sir Jim Ratcliffe highlighted issue



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Manchester United appear to be cornered in relation to offloading Jadon Sancho in the January transfer market because of one issue.

Sancho, 23, has not played for United in almost four months and has been banished from the first-team squad since the fixture against Arsenal on 3 September.

His reaction to being dropped from the squad in that game for his training performance was to criticise Erik ten Hag on social media in a lengthy statement, where he claimed that he was being ‘scapegoated’.

Whilst an apology from Sancho would’ve helped solve the problem, the winger’s radio silence means that an exit in the January transfer window is necessary for the club.

However, his astronomical wage packet at Old Trafford, believed to be around £300,000 a week, will cause concern for the club, who seem cornered if they truly want the 23-year-old out this month.

ESPN reporter Mark Ogden has stated that the club are ‘desperate’ for Sancho to leave this window, but no one is willing to come close to matching the £73 million outlay that United spent to sign him in 2021.

Sancho’s aforementioned salary at Old Trafford means that a loan move with United subsidising the player’s wage is the only realistic outcome.

Recent reports have explained how Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos earmarked the player contracts being gifted at United as an important aspect to fix at the club.

Whilst contract termination could also be an option for Sancho, the club will also be wary about the possibility of losing a young and clearly talented player for free when he could improve his status on loan and be sold for slightly closer to what they paid for.

Ultimately though, United can not work completely on their own terms because the player’s wage packet and club form means that interest in a permanent signing is low.