'Far from finished' - Dortmund manager reveals what he told Man Utd's Jadon Sancho after re-signing him

The England international has returned to the Bundesliga to see out the remainder of the season.

Jadon Sancho's spirits have been lifted following his return to Borussia Dortmund. The outcast Manchester United star has posted on Twitter for the first time since August, sharing a photo of him smiling in the familiar black and yellow strip with the caption: "Good to be back on the pitch."

After being frozen out of Erik ten Hag's team following a fall out with the manager, Sancho has rejoined his former club on loan for the remainder of the 2023/24 season. The deal covers the majority of his wages but does not include an option to buy clause.

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Sancho has played just 76 minutes of football this season, he featured in three Premier League games before being dropped from the United squad. The 23-year-old admitted that arriving back in the Dortmund dressing room 'felt like coming home' and he is excited to 'play football with a smile on my face'.

Sancho could be named in Dortmund's squad to take on Darmstadt this weekend and fans around the world will be watching eagerly to see if he can pick up where he left off. Before his £73 million move to Old Trafford in 2021, Sancho tallied 16 goals and 20 assists in his final season in Germany. In the 2019/20 term, he made 40 goalscoring contributions in 44 fixtures.

Dortmund head coach Edin Terzić spoke with Sancho before the loan move was finalised and he told Sky Sports Germany exactly what he said to the returning star ahead of the move.

"I built up a very close relationship with Jadon as an assistant coach and then as head coach. Since then, we've been in regular contact," Terzić said (via Bulinews). "'What do you want? What do you need? What can I expect?' And then I told him what I want, what I need and what he can expect from us. We're ready to give him the chance to show that he can do it again, that he's far from finished. But I don't have time, he doesn't have time, we don't have time. If he wants to come here and ask for time, it's not possible.

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"If we talk about football: Welcome. If we talk about things off the pitch: No chance. If you're ready for that, then I'm ready for us to give you another chance here."

Sancho will return to United at the end of the season, where he remains under contract until 2026, but based on how things have gone so far this season, both parties may explore a permanent summer move.

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