Two Manchester United players have ‘liked’ the club’s goodbye post to Jadon Sancho following his return to Borussia Dortmund on loan.
Sancho has re-joined his former club until the end of this season after a public falling out with United manager Erik ten Hag.
The 23-year-old will wear the number 10 shirt for Dortmund, who he represented between 2017 and 2021 before sealing a £72 million transfer to United.
He told the club’s official website: “When I walked into the dressing room today, it felt like a homecoming. I know the club inside out.
“I can’t wait to see my teammates again, to get out on the pitch, play with a smile on my face, set up goals, score goals and help BVB qualify for the Champions League.”
Sancho claimed he’d been made a ‘scapegoat’ by Ten Hag, who claimed the winger wasn’t training at the required level after United’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal in September.
He released a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, before deleting it. Sancho refused to apologise to his manager in public or privately.
The England international was banished from using first-team facilities at Carrington and had to eat away from his teammates.
Despite that, United still posted a goodbye and good luck message to Sancho on their Instagram page.
It reads: “We can confirm that Jadon Sancho has joined Borussia Dortmund on loan until the end of the season. Good luck for the rest of 2023/24, Jadon.”
Supporters have since spotted two United players liking the post. One is Marcus Rashford, who has been close friends with Sancho for several years.
Sancho and Rashford were part of the Three Lions squad that reached the Euro 2020 final and Rashford ‘announced’ Sancho’s transfer to United later that summer.
The other is Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who attended NBA star John Wall’s birthday bash alongside Sancho during the September international break.
Reports last year claimed several players were trying to convince Sancho to apologise to Ten Hag.
Among those were Rashford, Luke Shaw and former captain Harry Maguire.
United are currently eighth in the Premier League table and have struggled for goals all season.
Scott McTominay is their top scorer with five, while Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho have three each.
New striker Rasmus Hojlund opened his account on Boxing Day, while Antony is yet to score in any competition this term.
United have been linked with strikers in the January transfer window, including Bayern Munich veteran Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
They return to action against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.