Manchester United: Ten Hag prevented Jadon Sancho sale with this clause

Manchester United player Jadon Sancho (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Manchester United player Jadon Sancho (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) /

Manchester United are in utter turmoil right now. Whatever is possible to go wrong with a football club seems to be happening to them right now. I won’t delve into the legal side of things here, but fans hope that the club takes the right and moral actions which prevents the situation from exacerbating for them.

In terms of performances on the pitch, it doesn’t look promising for the Red Devils either. You could put this down to a multitude of factors – The signings were non-effective, the team selection has been poor and the players have nothing to fight for.

The one thing which Erik ten Hag can control, though, is his team selection. The Dutch manager has been under fire of late for not including Jadon Sancho in his starting eleven. And by under fire, I mean by the player himself.

The statement which was released by Sancho criticising Erik ten Hag passive aggressively put the player on the transfer list. However, despite a late effort from Saudi Arabia to sign the Englishman, he remains a Manchester United player today, with the Saudi Arabia market closing.

Manchester United: Persistence to include a clause prevented Jadon Sancho sale

According to the Daily Mail, Al-Ettifaq tried to push through a late loan move for Jadon Sancho, but they were put off by Manchester United’s persistence to include a £50m obligation to buy. I assume that the Saudi Pro League side would have been fine with the option to buy, but when it becomes obliged it is complicated from the buyer’s point of view.

It’s a weird one for me. I can’t see Jadon Sancho starting for Manchester United unless he issues an apology. He has completely undermined the club and, as pointed out by Ben Foster, this would never happen back in the day when United had a backbone about them. However, he’s still a quality player so to lose him would’ve been a big shame.

What do you make of this Jadon Sancho situation?