Jadon Sancho returns to Carrington after two months of separate training

Rashford-esque resurgence incoming?

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 18th January 2023

Manchester United forward Jadon Sancho has returned to full training after two months away from his teammates, with the Reds set to face Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening.

The 22-year-old is said to have returned to first-team training on Tuesday, according to United We Stand editor and journalist Andy Mitten, who reported that the United winger and England international completed has now completed an extensive personal training programme.

Sancho dropped out of the side and first-team set-up altogether back in October after he was subbed off during the 1-1- draw with Chelsea and has been training separately from the rest of the squad since the start of November.

The former Man City and Borussia Dortmund man’s drop-off in form saw him sadly miss out on a place in the Three Lions squad for the 2022 World Cup, but he’ll be no doubt looking to eye a comeback in the second half of the season — especially with that number seven shirt now vacant.

Back in November, it was revealed that Sancho had begun a special regime in the Netherlands, even being pictured taking part in private training sessions with Dutch amateur club OJC Rosmalen.


Earlier this month, manager Erik ten Hag confirmed that Sancho has since returned to United’s AON Training Complex at Carrington but was still “not fit enough” to make a comeback just yet.

He went on to explain that the issue was “physical, but physical is also the connection with mental”, adding that “he is now making good progress on the physical part and that will help him.


Shortly after, he told reporters covering United’s FA Cup tie with Everton that “[he] would like Jadon back as soon as possible”, but added that “footballers are not robots” and fans must be patient as “everyone needs an individual approach”.

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That tailored man-management certainly seems to have worked for the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw and main man Marcus Rashford, in particular, who has gone from a player previously lacking in self-belief to one bursting with confidence and enjoying the best form of his career.

It seems unlikely that Sancho will be reintroduced to the matchday squad even as a substitute so soon — especially with United enjoying a strong run of nine straight victories and 10 consecutive home wins in all competitions — but you never know.


New loan signing Wout Weghorst will also be hoping to be in with a shout of his debut against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, having now completed his first full training season for the club.

Could we see cameos from one or both?

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