Jadon Sancho has insisted he has put his Man Utd transfer saga behind him and is "raring to go" again at Borussia Dortmund after scoring in the weekend win over RB Leipzig.
The 20-year-old winger missed out on a summer switch to Old Trafford as United refused to meet Dortmund's £108million asking price.
Months of speculation clearly played on the mind of Sancho, who struggled to find his best form at the start of the season.
His former boss Lucien Favre and Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke both confessed they felt the episode had impacted Sancho's mindset.
But Sancho was keen to stress his focus is back on performing to his best again when speaking to reporters after Saturday's 3-1 victory.
"Obviously this season has been very difficult for me personally," Sancho told bundesliga.com.
"So I knew when I went away, I just focused on my game and came back raring to go.
"I'm working hard every day in training and on the pitch so I'm just happy to get my goals and assists."
Sancho netted the opener against Leipzig early in the second half, slotting home Erling Haaland's cross after Marco Reus had flicked the ball into his path.
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He almost turned provider instantly, feeding Haaland only for the striker to rattle the crossbar.
But Sancho did eventually return the favour, supplying the delivery from which Haaland headed home to double Dortmund's advantage.
It means Sancho has now scored three times and contributed three assists in his last three appearances for his side.
Haaland then added a third late on as Dortmund wrapped up the points, prior to an even later Leipzig consolation.
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After the match, Dortmund boss Edin Terzic discussed Sancho's contribution and outlined his hopes for further improvement to come.
"We spoke a lot but Jadon was always doing his best in the last weeks and months, but sometimes it's like that," Terzic said of the youngster's difficult spell.
"Players are not always performing on this level. He knew that. He stayed hungry and we tried to support him as a team.
"We tried to support him individually. It worked out well in the last three games. He scored three goals, and now three assists also.
"He's in a good way to get into his best form."
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