Jadon Sancho drops Man Utd transfer 'clue' on social media just hours before Man City drubbing
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Jadon Sancho may have dropped a hint over his dream transfer away from Manchester United shortly before their crushing defeat to Manchester City.
Sancho, 23, has been banished from United's first-team by Erik ten Hag since September after he refused to apologise to the Dutch manager in a row over his efforts in training.
After Ten Hag publicly called out Sancho in a press conference, the player responded by claiming he had been made a 'scapegoat' by the United boss – branding his claims 'completely untrue'.
Sancho has since refused to apologise – either publicly or privately – to Ten Hag and remains banned from first-team activities.
That ruled him out of Sunday's Manchester derby at Old Trafford, which ended in a 3-0 win for City.
He now looks destined to leave United in January, either on loan or a permanent move – less than three years after joining the club in a £73m move from Borussia Dortmund.
Dortmund are seen as a potential option for Sancho if he does depart, as are Italian giants Juventus. Meanwhile, a move to Saudi Arabia has also been touted.
But the player himself may have his eyes set on another move.
While Sancho deactivated his Instagram account shortly after his falling out with Ten Hag, he remains active on X, formerly known as Twitter.
His last three 'likes' on the social media platform have all been related to another club, Real Madrid.
Sancho liked picture from Vinicius Jr on September 13 before liking another post from Jude Bellingham on Saturday which simply read: "This is Real Madrid."
He followed that up with a like for another Vinicius Jr post about Real, which read: "New era."
Sancho and Bellingham have played together on international duty for England, while Vinicius Jr has previously spoken of his friendship with the United winger.
"I am very close to Sancho, who I played against in youth football," Vinicius Jr told SPORTbible.
"I always wish him the best. We always swap messages and I'm very happy when he scores or plays well."
However, it seems unlikely that Madrid would consider a move for Sancho, given his lack of form and the fact the left side of attack Real Madrid's attack is occupied by Vinicius Jr.
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