Manchester United failed to meet Borussia Dortmund’s deadline to complete a transfer for Jadon Sancho and the Bundesliga side took a cheeky swipe at their Premier League rivals yesterday.
Dortmund insisted they wanted talks wrapped up before August 10 as they jetted to Switzerland for their pre-season training camp.
Although Sancho was in the UK over the weekend to attend a friend’s party he returned to Germany to take his seat on the plane.
Michael Zorc, Dortmund’s sporting director, insists the missed deadline means Sancho will complete the 2020/21 campaign at the Westfalenstadion.
“We plan on having Jadon Sancho in our team this season, the decision is final,” he said.
“I think that answers all our questions.
He added: “Last summer, we adjusted Jadon’s salary to match the development of his performances.
“So in context, we had already extended his contract until 2023 back then.”
Dortmund appeared to poke fun at United’s expense with a tweet which was posted just as the Red Devils were preparing to take on Copenhagen in the Europa League last night.
The German side uploaded a photo of Sancho in Switzerland with the caption “You love to see it.”
While a further person was more brutal, commenting: “Just f**k off.”
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to speak about Sancho after his side progressed to the Europa League semi-finals last night
“I can’t comment on other team’s players, I can’t do that,” he said. “You know that. I never do.”