I would like to have Jadon back as soon as possible. But also in this, I can’t force this process and so I will do everything that’s in my power but some processes you can’t force and this is one of them. So I have also to show patience, although I don’t have the patience because yeah, you are right, we have a lack of opportunities in the frontline, players who are available and capable to contribute in the Premier League, not only the Premier League but the highest standard of top football. And Jadon is one – when he is fit – he will contribute and then we have an extra option and so we will have more chance of winning a lot of games. We have some hurdles to take but I think he’s in a good direction. And what I say I can’t force this process and so I don’t do. But I would be really happy when he returns to the squad for team training, so that will be the next step. In this moment he is not fit enough, no. I said, physical. But physical is also the connection with mental. But I think he is now making good progress on the physical part and that will help him. I hope he can return quickly but I can’t say a duration of how long it will be. “He was in the Netherlands but also the process could have been in England as well. But the good thing is he is back in Carrington and that shows he is making progress and he is ready for the next step. I think many top athletes, in football and also in other sports, sometimes it’s good to go away from the place where you are at daily to get a new vibe and a new experience. People have a different approach and this can give you the right push to get back on track. Football players aren’t robots. No one is the same. I think for everyone, you need an individual approach. We thought that, in cooperation with Jadon, it was the best choice.
Jadon Sancho returns to Carrington
Sancho has been in the Netherlands doing specialised indicvidual training and has not played for Manchester United since October 22 but he returned to United’s Carrington training complex this week. He has not joined full training yet. Embed from Getty Images Erik ten Hag explained the unusual process further: