Could These Five Players Replace Sancho at Man Utd?
Jadon Sancho's future at Manchester United hangs in the balance following a heated dispute with manager Erik ten Hag. The winger was sent to train with the academy after engaging in an online feud with Ten Hag. While the manager cites training performance as the reason for Sancho's absence from the first team, the player believes he is being used as a "scapegoat." As Ten Hag considers whether Sancho will ever play for the club again, SunSport explores five potential free-agent replacements for the former Borussia Dortmund star.
Jesse Lingard: Could the Former Man Utd Youngster Make a Fairy-Tale Return?
Jesse Lingard, who rose through the ranks at Old Trafford and became a regular starter, experienced a dip in form and was later loaned out to West Ham in 2021 before being released the following year. Currently without a club, Lingard is back training with the Hammers. With a potential opening at United, a fairy-tale return for Lingard could be on the cards.
Eden Hazard: From Chelsea Legend to Free Agent
During his seven-year tenure with Chelsea, Eden Hazard achieved legendary status. However, his move to Real Madrid in 2019 proved to be ill-fated due to a series of injuries. As a result, Hazard was released at the start of the season and is currently a free agent. While retirement rumors circulate, a surprising move to United could revive his career.
Anwar El-Ghazi: Could the Dutch International Strengthen Man Utd?
Anwar El-Ghazi recently left PSV in the Netherlands by mutual consent after just one season. The former Aston Villa player also had a loan stint at Everton, gaining Premier League experience. United is now linked with signing the Dutch international, and his addition could prove to be a smart move for the club.
Papu Gomez: A Versatile Attacker Available for Free
Papu Gomez, whose contract with Sevilla was terminated at the start of the season, is now a free agent. Although he made a name for himself with Atalanta in Italy, a return to the Serie A seems unlikely. This presents an opportunity for United to make a move for the versatile attacker who can play both out wide and centrally.
Andre Ayew: A Veteran Winger Looking for a New Challenge
Andre Ayew departed Nottingham Forest after just one year with the club. With previous stints at Swansea and West Ham, Ayew brings European football experience to the table. However, United must act quickly if they want to secure his services, as Ayew is closing in on a move to Turkish side Fatih Karagumruk.