Timo Werner has already told Erik ten Hag how Man Utd can afford Chelsea mistake

Timo Werner has already explained why his time at Chelsea did not end well amid Manchester United links.

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Timo Werner has already explained why his Chelsea spell ended in disappointment amid transfer links with Manchester United. The German arrived at Chelsea on a big-money deal in 2020, rejecting the chance to join Liverpool in the process.

While he didn't manage to continue his RB Leipzig scoring form at Stamford Bridge, he played a key part in securing a second Champions League title for the Blues. But just over a year later he found himself on a plane to Germany, returning to RB Leipzig.

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Opinion is split on whether Werner was a successful Chelsea signing, but he clearly remains a talented player, scoring 11 goals in 35 league appearances since rejoining RB Leipzig. And now United are said to be interested in offering him a return to the Premier League, placing him on their three-man shortlist, according to The Athletic.

The links have brough concerns from some United fans who saw Werner's form go downhill during his second season at Stamford Bridge, but the Germany international has since explained what went wrong, and Erik ten Hag can learn from the comments should a signing take place this January.

"The biggest problem was [Tuchel] put a striker like Lukaku in front of me in the second season after I won the Champions League by nearly playing every game," Werner has told The Sun previously.

"When you come from the kind of success I had in Germany or with Chelsea - playing nearly every game in the first season, winning the Champions League in 2021, scoring in the semi-final against Real Madrid, making a lot of goals - then all this gets a little bit forgotten by the manager, it was not really fair

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"That was also a reason I had to move back to Leipzig, to get the enjoyment again. I didn't feel that any more but you need it to be successful. In the end, a manager likes some players more than others - it's completely normal and you have to accept that. Maybe yes, in the end I just wanted out."

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