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Man Utd have discussed 'terminating Jadon Sancho's contract' rather than selling him

Man Utd have discussed 'terminating Jadon Sancho's contract' rather than selling him

They have discussed terminating his contract.

Manchester United have discussed terminating Jadon Sancho’s contract, it has been claimed.

Sancho has not played for United since August having publicly fallen out with manager Erik ten Hag after refuting comments the Dutchman had made about his standard in training.

Since, Sancho has been training, changing and eating away from the first team, with an apology to Ten Hag the only thing likely to see the winger have a future at Old Trafford.

In turn, the 23-year-old has been linked with various clubs on the continent and in the Saudi Pro League ahead of the January transfer window.

However, according to Sky Sports News, United may opt not to sell Sancho next month but instead release the England international from his contract.

Sky Sports’ Melissa Reddy claimed that United are set to implement a more ruthless approach to their process over player contracts in an attempt to improve the culture at the club.

Thus, the Old Trafford club will be more willing to terminate contracts if it’s for the greater good.

Reddy claimed that discussions to this effect have already taken place over the Sancho situation.

Should an exit route not materialise for the 23-year-old next month, United will allegedly consider severing ties completely rather than attempt to recoup some of their £73milliion outlay.

United want to be more ‘culture-focused’ in their decision-making and have allegedly cited Arsenal as an example of a club that has cut ties when required instead of trying to hold out for a fee to improve a club culture.

Arsenal have terminated a series of contracts under Mikel Arteta, with Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe among the most high-profile examples.

Such decisive action has reportedly been greatly admired by United’s incoming minority investors, INEOS, who believe it has helped the manager drive positive change and enhance standards at the north London side.

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Topics: Manchester United, Football, Jadon Sancho, Premier League, Sir Jim Ratcliffe