Jadon Sancho is not expected to play in the weekend’s match.
Manchester United hosts Burnley at Turf Moor in Burnley, England, on Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. ET for the sixth round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) season.
The Red Devils need to turn things around. United is currently on a two-game losing streak in the league. The Red Devils started the season on a high note, winning their opening game against Wolverhampton, but quickly lost 0-2 to Tottenham Hotspur. They seemed to bounce back with a 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest in the third round, but then lost 1-3 to both Arsenal and Brighton.
Add to that a 3-4 loss in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage against Bayern Munich in midweek, and it’s an official three-game losing streak. This is a must-win game. Burnley have yet to register their first win in four league games (1 draw, 3 losses).
“Sancho will not be in the starting lineup against Burnley,” said head coach Erik ten Hagh ahead of the game. “It all depends on him. We just have to prepare for Burnley and focus on the task at hand.”
Born in 2000, the Englishman came through the ranks of Manchester City’s youth academy before moving to Dortmund in 2017 without making his professional debut. After gradually increasing his playing time, Sancho made a name for himself in the 2018-19 season, when he scored 12 goals and provided 14 assists in the German Bundesliga. 메이저놀이터
His stellar performances continued. The following season, he scored 17 goals and provided 16 assists in the league. Man United were interested. However, the transfer talks didn’t go well at first. Dortmund insisted that they couldn’t sell their key player.
In the end, Sancho remained at Dortmund for the 2020-21 season. At the beginning of the season, he didn’t perform as well as he should have due to the transfer speculation. At the time, Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke addressed the issue directly. “Perhaps Sancho was subconsciously convinced that he would leave for Manchester United in the summer of 2020. This naturally caused him to be anxious about the transfer and I think it affected his performance.”
“Over the next few weeks, Sancho worked incredibly hard to get back to his best, and if he starts scoring two or three goals, he will quickly regain his confidence and improve his form. He is still one of the most talented players in the world.”