As his ongoing public dispute with manager Erik ten Hag continues, Jadon Sancho’s Manchester United career is in risk of coming to an early conclusion. The 23-year-old has been banned from all first-team facilities and banned from training.
According to a report by David McDonnell of The Mirror, Sancho is currently unable to use Man Utd’s dining room. The England international appears to have little chance of playing for the Red Devils again unless he apologises to Ten Hag, despite the fact that the team is currently lacking options on the right flank because of separate problems with Antony and Mason Greenwood, who has been loaned to Spanish side Getafe.
Why did Ten Hag and Sancho fight?
Sancho had a strong preseason and participated in all three of United’s opening Premier League games against Wolves, Tottenham, and Nottingham Forest as a second-half substitute. Sancho, however, was left out of Ten Hag’s team for the September 3 match at Arsenal, telling reporters that the winger had struggled in practise.
When asked about Sancho’s absence, Ten Hag responded, “On his performance in training we didn’t select him.” “At Manchester United, you have to perform at a high level every day. He wasn’t chosen for this game because the front line is where decisions are made.
Sancho responded by dismissing Ten Hag’s charges as “completely untrue” in a statement posted on X, a social media website that replaced Twitter. The former Borussia Dortmund star continued, “I believe there are other reasons for this matter that I won’t get into, I’ve been a scapegoat for a long time which isn’t fair!” He was transferred to Old Trafford in July 2021 for an eye-popping £73 million cost.
Ten Hag and Sancho have since been at odds, and the player has been absent from United’s latest matches against Brighton, Bayern Munich, and Burnley. A day before Man Utd’s opening Champions League group encounter against Bayern last week, Sancho was reportedly spotted playing the video game EA Sports FC.
Which players from Manchester United have instructed Sancho to apologise to Ten Hag?
Sancho has reportedly been pressured to apologise to Ten Hag by some of his colleagues in order to save his United career, according to a source who spoke to ESPN. Sancho has been approached by three players in particular in an effort to get him to back down.
According to the ESPN story, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, and Marcus Rashford had intervened to put an end to the conflict. To put himself back in the running and prevent the matter from getting worse, his fellow England internationals want him to apologise to Ten Hag.
The Professional Footballers Association (PFA) has reportedly volunteered its assistance in mediating between Sancho and the stern Ten Hag, whose working relationship is in danger of breaking down completely. With his handling of the Cristiano Ronaldo scenario, Ten Hag made it abundantly obvious to his team that he won’t be messed about by any player, regardless of their reputation.
Since moving from Dortmund to Manchester, Sancho, who still has three years left on his United deal, has played hard to get. But during the previous couple of seasons, he has displayed glimpses of his extraordinary talent, and many United supporters are still hopeful that the high-priced winger’s best is yet to come.
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