Erik ten Hag refuses to discuss the future of Manchester United outcast Jadon Sancho
According to The Independent, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has refused to be drawn into discussions regarding the future of Jadon Sancho at Old Trafford.
This comes after the winger clashed with Ten Hag following the loss to Arsenal, more or less making him an outcast at Carrington. The Red Devils manager has not backed down and has stopped the player from using first-team facilities after he failed to tender an apology.
Little has changed and United continue to move ahead without Sancho in their immediate plans. Given his lack of options, it is good to see that Ten Hag is ready to stand up to his ideals.
It was inevitable that Ten Hag would be quizzed about Sancho. The Dutchman refused to give much away but also added a caveat that the player has nobody but himself to blame for the situation.
“I don’t talk about players who are not available. It’s up to him.”
If anything, it would appear that Ten Hag has no interest in giving more airtime to a player who is clearly disgruntled. With the manager unlikely to blink first, all eyes will now be on how Sancho responds.
The winger deleted his Instagram profile in the leadup to the game last night as Manchester United got their Carabao Cup defence to a perfect start. Exactly what kind of message it is supposed to send remains to be seen. For now, it would appear that the exile will continue unless there is a massive shift in dynamics.
At 23, Sancho has the best years of his career ahead of him. Time will tell whether he has already played his last game for the Red Devils.
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The PFA is also keen to get involved in the whole fiasco. It is in our best interests to resolve it internally and ensure all parties come out of it better for the situation. The coming weeks should more or less make it clear as far as where Sancho, Ten Hag and the club stand on the issue.