Borussia Dortmund midfielder Emre Can says he doesn’t think Manchester United would be a step up for his teammate Jadon Sancho if he were to move to Old Trafford:
“I see no reason to put Manchester United above Borussia Dortmund. Not from a sporting side and not because of the appeal. I’d tell him to stay put and let’s play together forever.”
“Jadon has class that not a lot of players possess. I noticed that fairly quickly. He’s enormously important for us.”
Can only moved to the Bundesliga club from Juventus in January but he has a longstanding association with Liverpool, after having spent four years with the Merseyside club.
Supporters on Twitter are not surprised that the German international midfielder has tried to discourage Sancho into moving to the Red Devils:
— Scott (@ScottUnited77) May 20, 2020
Sounds like a salty scouser🤷♂️
— Sarvesh (@iamsarveshhh) May 20, 2020
Think he’d rather play with Bruno at United or Kante at Chelsea etc rather than Emre Can 😂😂😂😂😂😂
— JR (@rawns96) May 20, 2020
Thanks for the joke pic.twitter.com/h11nzi68mE
— Bruno Anthony (@united_wazza) May 20, 2020
Emre Can was a Liverpool player, he naturally hates United.
— Boniface Sindala (@st_boniface) May 20, 2020
Man failed at Liverpool and Juve but sure, listen to him.
— KS 💻📖📚 (@solorzke) May 20, 2020
Trust an Ex Liverpool player to say that 😂
— خالصدار (@kingkayofficial) May 20, 2020
that's because Can knows Sancho wants Utd. Dortmund will win nothing BVB are know for being a stepping stone that's why haland has his clause.
— 🇬🇧NathL80 (@RK1D_80) May 20, 2020
Why would you want to play with Emre Can forever?😂
— Morgan (@Morgan9t9) May 20, 2020
Not great player
Not great advice
— Chris Matthews (@Chris_Matthews4) May 20, 2020
In the same interview, Can said he himself would never move to United due to his past association with Liverpool, and his comments have to be taken with that agenda in mind.
Sancho’s future will likely depend on whether United and Dortmund can come to an agreement over a transfer fee. The German side are said to be demanding at least €120m (£107m); a steep price considering the current financial climate.