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Struggling Sancho’s Man United return on maintain, says Ten Hag

Erik ten Hag has revealed Jadon Sancho’s Manchester United return is on maintain till struggling England ahead improves mentally and bodily.

Sancho has not performed for United since its 1-1 draw at Chelsea within the Premier League on October 22.

The 22-year-old was ignored of England’s World Cup squad and likewise missed United’s coaching camp in Spain final week.

Sancho has discovered it tough to supply for United regularly since his £73 million ($90 million) transfer from Borussia Dortmund in 2021.

He additionally endured racist abuse after lacking a penalty throughout England’s European Championship last shoot-out defeat towards Italy final yr.

United supervisor Ten Hag mentioned he had seen an extra dip in Sancho’s confidence after he was axed from the England squad for the Nations League matches in September.

“Sometimes there are circumstances with fitness and mood,” Ten Hag informed reporters. “He was not in the right status or fitness state.”

Sancho scored thrice in his first eight appearances this season, however missed United’s last 4 video games earlier than the World Cup break and deleted his social media presence after being snubbed by England.

Ten Hag mentioned Sancho has been engaged on his personal health programme, utilizing a coach within the Netherlands who has beforehand labored with the Dutchman.

“I have had several talks with Jadon. He’s on a physical programme and our aim is to get him back as quickly as possible but I can’t give a prognosis of when that will be,” Ten Hag mentioned.

United returns to motion after the World Cup with a League Cup final 16 tie towards Burnley on December 21.

Ten Hag admitted Sancho won’t characteristic instantly as a result of he nonetheless has a lot to work on.

“When the league started he played some good games but after we got a drop of levels. Sometimes you don’t know why or what is causing it,” he mentioned.

“Most of the time it comes slowly. First you observe but the stats back it up. In the start of the season he had goals and assists but his key moments and key actions became less and less.

“It’s a combination of physical but also mental. We’re trying to research and get him back.”

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