Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag raises uncertainties over Jadon Sancho’s future
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag increased doubts about Jadon Sancho‘s future at the club, stating that the player is “not important.” Reporters (h/t Metro) asked Ten Hag about Sancho ahead of Saturday’s match against Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Red Devils boss engaged in a public dispute with the English forward after he criticized the player’s training performance. Ten Hag was responding to questions about Sancho’s omission from the matchday squad against Arsenal on September 3rd.
United suffered a 3-1 defeat to their rivals at Emirates Stadium. In reaction to his manager’s criticism, Sancho posted a message on the social platform X, but he has since deleted it. In the post, the 23-year-old accused the manager of using him as a scapegoat.
Reporters (h/t Metro) asked Ten Hag if he would contemplate playing Sancho again, to which the manager replied:
Sancho declined to offer an apology to Ten Hag following their dispute, leading to his training away from the first-team squad. The English forward accused his United manager of employing double standards when it came to dealing with him compared to other United players.
The Daily Mail had previously reported that Ten Hag lacked authorization to publicly discuss Jadon Sancho’s mental health issues. However, the United manager disclosed private information about the English forward during an interview in December 2022.
Consequently, the club granted the 23-year-old a three-month period away from the spotlight to concentrate on his ‘physical and mental’ health.
We had hoped that this controversy would subside once Premier League action resumed after the international break. United needs to redirect their full attention to football and address their poor form in the Premier League.
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The congested fixture period is just around the corner for United, with the Champions League opening fixture against Bayern Munich following the Brighton game.