Former Borussia Dortmund chief scout Sven Mislintat has stated his surprise at Manchester United's failure to get the best out of Jadon Sancho.
Two and a half years after his big money move to Manchester United, Jadon Sancho returned to Borussia Dortmund earlier this month. The loan move marked an (at least temporary) end to what was a miserable stint at Manchester United for the 23 year old.
Sancho was suspended from the Manchester United squad in September after saying that manager Erik ten Hag was using him as a scapegoat. This came after ten Hag claimed that he was left out of the Manchester United squad against Arsenal due to his performances in training.
Sven Mislintat, who played a key role in Sancho's move to Borussia Dortmund in 2017, admitted his surprise that things did not work out for him at Manchester United. The former BVB scout lauded the forward as a difference maker in an interview with Sky Sport.
"Jadon Sancho was the last transfer that Michael Zorc and I worked on together. On the one hand, he's a sensational guy and has a good heart, and on the other, he's an absolute difference-maker in the Bundesliga."
"If you get the chance to sign a player like that and your budget allows it, it's a no-brainer. I'm a bit negatively surprised that Erik ten Hag wasn't able to get the best out of him, because Manchester United would have benefited from this quality."
Mislintat also revealed that Bayern Munich were interested in signing Jadon Sancho in 2017, but the Englishman kept his word and joined Borussia Dortmund. "Bayern tried their best to sign him relatively late on deadline day, but Jadon, and this further shows his qualities, didn't think about it for a second and kept his commitment."