Jadon Sancho Reportedly ‘quit on His Team’ at 17 in Winger’s First ‘red Flag’

Jadon Sancho Reportedly ‘quit on His Team’ at 17 in Winger’s First ‘red Flag’

Rene Otinga
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Jadon Sancho is back at Borussia Dortmund, on loan from Manchester United
  • The winger sensationally fell out with Erik ten Hag in August 2023
  • One former Premier League player claims he saw Sancho’s red flags when the star was a teen

Jadon Sancho’s first ‘red flag’ was there for all to see when the winger was 17 years old, according to retired Premier League star Kieron Dyer.

Sancho, now 23, finds himself back with his former team, Borussia Dortmund, who signed him on loan to end his Manchester United nightmare, at least temporarily.

Kieron Dyer spotted red flags in Sancho in 2017.
Jadon Sancho’s first ‘red flag’ was there for all to see when the winger was 17, according to Kieron Dyer. Photo by Alex Livesey/ Robbie Jay Barratt.
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Dortmund will cover most of Sancho’s wages, and according to The Mirror, United received a loan fee of £3m, but the deal does not include the option to make it permanent.

Sancho will be glad to be back on the football pitch again, especially with a club where he excelled as a youngster.

Across 137 competitive matches, Sancho scored 50 goals and registered 54 assists for the Signa Iduna Park club, a run of form that saw him establish himself in the England national team.

Kieron Dyer’s take on Sancho

There are always two sides to the story, and this is no different when it comes to the Ten Hag-Sancho saga.

Sections of the football world believe the United boss took an extremely harsh stance on Sancho, while others are of the opinion that the young winger should have kept an eye on his Manchester United career and apologized.

Former Newcastle midfielder Kieron Dyer believes Sancho has some ‘red flags’ that manifested when the winger was only 17.

“I was coaching and when I watched Man City he was unstoppable. It was the youth team, so the under-18s and he was incredible,” Dyer explained on TalkSport.
“They played Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup final and played against Reece James and Reece James got the better of him, which can happen to anyone, but he quit on his team in the Youth Cup final.
“He just mentally went and I kind of had a red flag against him then and thought that’s a bit weird.

According to Dyer, Sancho’s mentality was a worrying part of his game as the winger tended to ‘give up’ on his team.

On Sancho’s move to Dortmund, Dyer believes it is the best solution for all parties.

Sancho’s past disciplinary issues

Sports Brief also reported on Jadon Sancho’s past disciplinary issues with Borussia Dortmund.

Despite his success at the German club, Sancho had his shortcomings, and one of his major weaknesses was arriving late to training.

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