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Sancho denies negative influence by Man United transfer talks

Jadon Sancho - Borussia Dortmund
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A forward who once dominated headlines has suffered a dip in form lately, but he insists it is not due to distraction by the Red Devils.

Jadon Sancho played a monumental role in helping Borussia Dortmund clinch a second-place finish in Bundesliga the last term.

The 20-year old winger put up a distinctive tally of 17 goals, finishing only behind Robert Lewandowski and Timo Werner on the goalscoring charts, and as many assists across 32 matches.

Sancho had established himself as one of the most promising as well as productive players not only in Germany but in all of Europe and naturally, he attracted much attention.

Manchester United had supposedly identified him as a priority target during the previous transfer window, with their pursuit of him being the predominant story of the summer.

Dortmund, however, remained determined to allow no wiggle room in the €120 million demand for their prized asset, prompting United’s pursuit to collapse.

The Red Devils remain interested in acquiring the English attacker and reportedly plan to go after him again in January.

Sancho’s has struggled to maintain his 2019/20 form this season as he is yet to find the net after six games in Bundesliga.

Quizzed on ITV Sport if the constant links to Old Trafford have contributed to his slip in standards, he replied: “Nah, I don’t think so.

“I feel like every player has a little dip in their career, and I feel I’m going through that at the moment. It is just how I’m bouncing back and I am just happy to have managers who have faith in and keep sight of me.”