Manchester United spent a lot of time and energy pursuing Sancho this summer, but the transaction was not completed in the end. The Red Devils had to make a few unsatisfactory transactions before the transfer window closed, and the operation of the entire Xia window was puzzling. Dortmund CEO Watzke also said that Manchester United's strategy of pursuing Sancho is problematic.
Dortmund’s position on Sancho is very clear. It is to pay a transfer fee of 120 million euros before August 10 to take Sancho away. However, Manchester United has been fantasizing that it will be delayed until the deadline for the transfer window and Dortmund will cut the price. This did not happen, and the transaction failed.
Watzke said: "They (Manchester United) misjudged the situation. We have a very clear bottom line. They think we will be more willing to compromise. Our position is very clear. We will continue to do so next summer. In this industry, you I can never say that a player is not for sale. In the spring, I heard everywhere that Sancho was leaving. But he is still here and we have reached an agreement with him."