Sancho was also left out of the 3-2 defeat to Bayern on Wednesday as the Man Utd transfer saga continues to drag on.
The Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho was nowhere to be found during the team’s Friday training session.
His absence has sparked rumors of a rift between the youngster and Lucien Favre amid reports that United are close to completing the deal for him.
According to reports, his absense is rumored to be connected to a potential transfer to Manchester United.
Jadon Sancho has taken over the transfer headlines all summer and with Dortmund claiming the winger is going nowhere, Man Utd have been forced to look at alternatives.
It now appears that the player is fed up with being in the middle of a ‘money tussle’ and is paying for crimes he didn’t commit by continually being left out of the matchday squads.
If you have followed the Jadon Sancho saga’ closely all summer, you would know that the player was very close to joining Man Utd, but the deal was called off in the final minute over a disagreement over the asking price.
As the Sancho transfer saga has now dragged on for over a year, Ed Woodward’s strategy of not ‘being bullied’ into overpaying for a player may now be getting soft.
The Manchester United executive had thought his stance would make BVB eventually budge, and lower their very high £140m asking price.
But that has now turned out to be a poor piece of judgement as the Dortmund hierarchy have made it clear that Sancho is not going anywhere until they see £140m paid in full.
It now appears that the report concerning Sancho’s game omission due to a mild cold was false.
It was only a to leave him out of the squad as Lucien Favre felt the extremely long transfer saga has now affected the player’s focus and loyalty.
Sancho was reportedly furious for being left out after he confirmed he was pretty okay and never had a nasal congestion.
With the transfer deadline just two days away, it would be interesting to see where things go from here.
The truth still remains that the German club are not interested in selling Sancho this summer, which is also due to the fact that United missed the August deadline set on Sancho by the Dortmund chiefs.
The player has also written off all his hopes of joining Manchester United this summer and wants to concentrate on playing regularly as he hopes to make Southgate’s squad for the EURO’s.
According to The Express, an unnamed source inside Old Trafford has confirmed that United are ready to submit an improved offer’ for the Englishman.
If this news is true, then we should be expecting a deadline day screamer if United manage to pull off a transfer of this magnitude.
But as for now, United are currently negotiating a loan deal for Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele.
However the deal has stalled due to Barcelona’s persistence for United to cover the player’s full salary during the loan.
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