Jose Mourinho reveals why Jadon Sancho failed at Man Utd

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes Erik ten Hag failed to get the best out of Jadon Sancho.

Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund.
Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund. Picture: AAP Image

The 24-year-old was loaned to Borussia Dortmund in January having been exiled from first-team training in September following a fall-out with Ten Hag after posting on social media he had been made a scapegoat for their troubles by the United boss, who criticised the winger's performances in training.

Sancho had a starring role in the Champions League semi-final win over Paris St Germain, helping Dortmund return to the final for the first time since 2013, and Mourinho believes mistakes were made at United.

"As a player we know his talent. For sure the kid made mistakes. But for sure also his manager was not able to get the best out of him," he told TNT Sports.

"I think in this case for sure they (United) look at it and try to analyse what happened at Man United and what he found at Dortmund."

Mourinho admits he also had difficulties with some players but said experienced managers had to learn from their mistakes.

"If I look to my own history sometimes I failed with players, I couldn't create the right empathy and I couldn't understand the player's DNA, I couldn't help players to grow in the right direction," said the Portuguese, who added he will "maybe travel tomorrow" when asked whether he was taking a new job at Fenerbahce.

"The majority of the times I did but on some occasions I couldn't. I tried to understand the nature of the player and they have the talent but sometimes not the mindset that you want.

"Normally it is not multi-factorial. Normally it is the manager, the player, the family, the agent, the club.

"Looking at myself as a coach I did many times get the best out of young players and help them to be what they were in the future. Other times I failed.

"Even being multi-factorial we are part of it and as coaches with more experience we manage situations of deja vu when we get older and try to help the player to go in the right direction."

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