Manchester United were ultimately unable to secure the marquee signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho last summer, and now they are set to cool their interest in the 20-year-old. The constant pursuit of the Englishman ended in disappointment for United fans, as the club failed to strike a deal with Dortmund.
Jadon Sancho Pursuit Halted by Manchester United
Jadon Sancho Not as Desired by Manchester United
There was barely a day during last summer’s transfer window where a ‘Jadon Sancho to Manchester United’ story did not grab the headlines. Although such a move failed to materialise, it was expected that the Red Devils would continue working on a deal. And although, United remain somewhat interested in Sancho -should the right deal proposed – the Athletic have reported that these talks have been temporarily paused.
The English winger made a slower start to the 2020/21 campaign but has since scored five and assisted a further five in his last nine games. And whilst Dortmund possess the same firepower they have had in recent seasons, the club sit in sixth place, with their place in Europe under serious threat. In a financial sense, the loss of European football would damage the club, and it could result in the club being more inclined to soften its stance on a Sancho departure.
Rise of Mason Greenwood Halting Sancho Pursuit
Mason Greenwood has emerged as one of the Premier League’s brightest talents in recent months. The 19-year-old took to the Premier League seamlessly last season, scoring ten goals in 12 starts.
Although his progress at the club has not been so exponential this time around, he remains a big part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans and is expected to gradually be integrated into the first-team squad within the next 12 months.
Greenwood’s rise and subsequent Premier League form has been recognised by United, with the 19-year-old signing a new contract last week.