Erik ten Hag told two reasons why Jadon Sancho return to Man Utd won’t work

Jadon Sancho’s return to Manchester United to play under Erik ten Hag just won’t work, according to ex-Red Devils striker Louis Saha.

Ten Hag will now be at United’s helm until 2026 after his contract was extended. And with the public falling out the two endured in September, which resulted in Sancho’s return on loan to Borussia Dortmund last January, a reunion would be awkward.

Sancho’s contract expires in 2026, with the now very unlikely option for another year. Considering also that United have slapped a £40million price tag on him, there’s no guarantee he will leave this summer.

However, former United striker Saha believes that Sancho’s homecoming would be a lose-lose situation and that all the bridges leading back to Old Trafford are burned.

The reported £40million that United want for Sancho would see the club lose out significantly, as they paid Dortmund £73million for the winger just three years ago.

However, a summer exodus is ongoing at United amid reports that every player bar Alejandro Garnacho, Kobbie Mainoo, and Rasmus Hojlund is available for sale. Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Co are seemingly fine with biting the bullet in offloading a lot of expensive purchases, and Sancho may very well become one of those names who exits the club.

Saha believes that his exit is best for both parties, citing the sheer pressure that the recently-extended Ten Hag is under as the primary reason why the return would be a poor idea.

Saha was speaking to Paddy Power, and said: “Even if Erik ten Hag considered bringing him back into the team, I doubt it would work because if he starts playing well, people will say that ten Hag should have brought him in earlier. But if he doesn’t play well, then people will say that he shouldn’t have brought him back.

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