Jadon Sancho departs United, returns to Dortmund on loan until end of the season

Manchester United Thursday announced that English winger Jadon Sancho rejoined his former club Borussia Dortmund on loan until the end of the season.

Sancho who joined United from Sancho from Dortmund in 2021 in a deal worth £73m hasn’t featured for United since August 2023 after falling out with manager Erik ten Hag.

Before moving to United, Sancho scored 50 goals and registered 64 assists in 137 appearances for Dortmund. That tally included 16 goals and 20 assists in the year before he moved to the Premier League.

Now 23 years old, Sancho has so far made 82 Reds appearances, scoring 12 goals across all competitions and winning the Carabao Cup in 2023.

Sancho will now return to Germany temporarily as Dortmund prepare to resume their Bundesliga campaign after a winter break.

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Dortmund’s sporting director, Sebastian Kehl, said in a statement on the club’s website: “Jadon is an absolute difference player and I’m looking forward to seeing him back in black and yellow soon. He knows this city, Signal Iduna Park, our fans and our club.

“Even though he hasn’t played any competitive games in the past few months, we are sure that he will quickly settle back in with us, get into top form and use his qualities to help us achieve our goals for the season.

Sancho speaking of his loan move to the Black and Yellow said: “When I came into the dressing room today, it felt like ‘coming home’. I know the club inside and out, I’ve always been very close with the fans here, and I’ve never lost contact with those in charge.”

“I can’t wait to see my team-mates again, go out on the pitch, play football with a smile on my face, prepare goals, score goals and help qualify for the Champions League.”

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Sancho’s contract at Old Trafford is up in 2026, with United holding the option to extend for a further year.

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