Borussia Dortmund boss details 'long conversation' with 'dissatisfied' Man Utd loanee Jadon Sancho

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The winger's fortunes have been mixed since leaving Manchester United on loan in January.

Borussia Dortmund manager Edin Terzic has heaped praise on Jadon Sancho after the winger scored his first goal since arriving on loan from Manchester United in January.

Sancho scored Dortmund's second goal in a 2-1 win at Werder Bremen on Saturday, producing an excellent piece of skill to get past the full-back before slotting into the bottom corner. It was the 23-year-old's first goal since returning to the Bundesliga side, following his public fallout with United manager Erik ten Hag.

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It's been a mixed first couple of months back at Dortmund for Sancho, who has produced some moments of brilliance but looked like a player who had been left out in the cold for several months. And Terzic has given credit to the winger for wanting to rekindle the form that saw United spend £73million on him back in 2021.

“In the last few days and weeks, I’ve gotten many, many questions about why he isn’t where he was yet,” Terzic said. "For us, it makes complete sense if you take into account what his last 12 months looked like, and yet last week he was very dissatisfied and there was a long conversation.

“After the game, he was dissatisfied because he said he lost the ball too many times, especially in the second half, and that’s what I like about him. He is not just focusing on his goal but taking in the entire performance. Even though he hadn’t scored in the last few weeks, we’ve seen that he’s well on his way there. We know he’s not 100 per cent yet but we’ll get him there."

Sancho's future beyond this season remains unclear but there is little chance of a return to the United team if Ten Hag remains in charge. United are currently expecting to sell the winger but it will be a challenge to recoup a significant portion of that £73m.

Dortmund are thought to be keen on keeping Sancho but reports suggest they could only afford to do another season-long loan. There has also been past interest from the Saudi Pro League.

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